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Historical king of Phrygia, 738–696/5 bc. He was the first barbarian king to make dedications at Delphi, and is said to have married the daughter of the king of Cyme, and to have killed himself by drinking bull's blood when the Cimmerians overthrew his kingdom. In Assyrian records he appears as Mita: he joined a confederacy against King Sargon II (717), but became his vassal (707).

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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