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Abradatas
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(Ἀβραδάτης; Abradátēs). Fictitious king of Susa, protagonist in a novella in Xen. Cyr. (5,1,2; 6,1,45-52; 6,3,35-36; 6,4,2-10; 7,1,29-32; 7,3,2-14). His beautiful wife, Pantheia, was taken prisoner by Cyrus, treated very well and convinced A. to join Cyrus. A. fell in the battle against the Lydians. Pantheia committed suicide on his grave.

Bibliography

C. J. Brunner, s. v. A., Enclr 1, 228

D. Gera, Xenophon's Cyropaedia, 1993, 221-245.

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), “Abradatas”, 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 05 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e101000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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