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Artabazus, c. 387–c. 325 BCE

Pierre Briant

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics


Published online December 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199381135 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.812

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Artabazus (c.387–c.325 bce), son of *Pharnabazus, *satrap of *Dascylium, and Apame, daughter of *Artaxerxes (2) II; c.361/0 he succeeded his half-brother, Ariobarzanes, who had been executed for rebellion (see satraps' revolt). When he in turn revolted against Artaxerxes II, he fled to the Macedonian court (352), before returning in 343. Like his son, Pharnabazus, he remained loyal to *Darius III; he only joined *Alexander (3) the Great after the murder of the Persian king and was given the Bactrian satrapy (see bactria), which he resigned soon after (327). He died a short time later.

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Subjects: Middle Eastern History

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