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(Ἀρσάμης; Arsámēs).

[German version]

[1] Son of Ariaramnes

Old Pers. Ars̆āma, son of Ariaramnes, father of Hystaspes, grandfather of Darius I [1. DB §2]. Xerxes [1. XPf §3] says that A. was still alive when Darius came to the throne (522/521BC). The insciptions attributed to him and his father are probably not genuine [1. 12; 2. 65-67].

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[2] Son of Darius I

Son of Dariu…

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London), Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht) and Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld), “Arsames”, 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 26 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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