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Bagoas
(192 words)

(Βαγώας; Bagṓas), Greek name for Persian eunuchs (Plin. HN 13,41).

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[1] Commander of Artaxerxes Ochus, 338 BC

‘An extremely impudent and sacrilegious man’ (Diod. Sic. 16,47,4) who took part in the renewed conquest of Egypt led by  Artaxerxes Ochus, became commander-in-chief of the Upper Satrapies, then  chiliarchos (‘lord of the realm’ Diod. Sic. 16,50,8). In 338 BC, he poisoned the king, in 336, he poisoned the king's son and successor  Arses, and in…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Bagoas”, 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 18 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e211540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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