Araspes
(83 words)

[German version]

(Ἀράσπας; Aráspas). Distinguished Median (βασιλέως Χαράσπου on a coin [1]), in Xenophon's Cyropaedia (5,1,1-20; 6,1,31-44; 3,14-20 ; cf. Plut. De prof. in virt. 15, Mor. 84 f.; De curios. 13, Mor. 521 et al) one of the model figures; a faithful, reliable friend of Cyrus, even if he became infatuated with Pantheia, the wife of king Abradates, when she was entrusted to him.

Bibliography

1 W. Judeich, s. v. A., RE 3, 381

2 W. Knauth, S. Nadjmabadi, Das altiranische Fürstenideal, 1975.

Cite this page
Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg), “Araspes”, 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 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e131320>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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