Darius’s claim to have created the Old Persian script has been a contentious issue in modern scholarship, but most scholars accept Darius’s claim. See Briant, Persian Empire, pp. 111, 138; and Stronach, “Darius at Pasargadae: A Neglected Source for the History of Early Persia,” Topoi: Orient-Occident, Suppl. 1 (Lyon, 1997), pp. 351–363.