(Βαρσαέντης; Barsaéntēs). Under Darius satrap of Arachosia and Drangiana; commanded the Arachotes and the neighbouring Indians in the battle of Gaugamela. He murdered Darius in mid 330 BC together with Bessus and Nabarzanes, then fled to his satrapy and from there to India. When Alexander  reached the Indus, B. was handed over to him and executed.
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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA),
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 11 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e212890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510