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Darius and the Drojana

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    Posted: 11-Nov-2013 at 20:40
Can anyone tell me where Darius uses the terms drauga "lie" and drojana "follower of the lie."  According to Mary Boyce he does.    
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Darius uses the word drauga (modern Persian dorugh) several times in his inscriptions, one of his most famous quotes is "May Ahuramazda protect this country from a hostile army, from famine, from the Lie", I think it is mostly because the story of Gaumata (False Smerdis/Bardiya), especially in the Behistun Inscription, Darius called the followers of Gaumata as "draujana" (Lie-followers). Of course we also see in his Naqsh-i Rustam inscription that he says: "What is right, that is my desire. I am not a friend to the man who is a Lie-follower."
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