Nabonidus
(408 words)

[German version]

Last king of the Neo-Babylonian Chaldaean Dynasty (555-539 BC; Chaldaei), Akkadian Nabû-nāid; Greek Ναβόννεδος (Nabónnedos) or  Ναβονάδιος (Nabonádios; also in the Ptolemaic canon; Kings' lists; [5. 98]). In Hdt. 1,74,17; 77,12; 188,4 Labynetus probably refers to N.

After the murder of his predecessor Lābāši-Marduk (son of Neriglissar), N. was elevated to the throne at an advanced age. He was neither a member of the previous royal house nor of one of the economically influential families of Babylon. According to the autobiographical inscription (Autobiography…

Cite this page
Oelsner, Joachim (Leipzig), “Nabonidus”, 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_e815700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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