Nabarzanes
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[German version]

(Ναβαρζάνης; Nabarzánēs). The chilíarchos (commander) of the royal cavalry of king Darius [3] III.; described in admiring terms by Curt. (esp. 5,9-10). Nabarzanes was the only Persian commander who was successful at the battle of Issus and was with Bessos at the time of king Darius' murder. He later surrendered to Alexander [4] the Great in Hyrcania (Arr. Anab. 3,23,3f.).

Bibliography

Berve, vol. 2, no. 543.

Cite this page
Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Nabarzanes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e815610>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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