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Amyrtaeus
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(Ἀμυρταῖος; Amyrtaîos).

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[1] Ruler of Sais, 1st half of the 5th cent. BC

of Sais, joined the Aegean rebellion begun by the Libyan  Inarus and supported by Athens (Thuc. 1,109) against the Persian king  Artaxerxes I and held the Nile delta after the victory of the Persians (again supported by Athens; Thuc. 1,110,4; Plut. Cimon 18) for several years. His son Pausiris was reinstated by the Persians in the rulership (Hdt. 3,15).

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[2] Egypti…

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Amyrtaeus”, 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 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e119560>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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