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Cambyses
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(Καμβύσης; Kambýsēs, Old Persian Kambūjiya; Elamite and Babylonian Kambuzija).

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[1] Father of  Cyrus II

Father of  Cyrus II, called ‘the Great King, King of Anšan’ (TUAT I 409,21) in the Cyrus cylinder. According to Hdt. 1,107, married to the Median princess  Mandane; according to Ctesias, Cyrus II and the Median king were not related (FGrH 680 F 9,1). More recent research emphasizes that before Darius there were no family ties between the dynasty o…

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), “Cambyses”, 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 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e607660>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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