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Cersobleptes
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(Cersebleptes). Thracian king known to ancient authors as Κερσοβλέπτης (Kersobléptēs, in inscriptions (e.g. Syll.3 195 = FdD III 1, 392) and on a vessel of the hoard find of Rogozen [1. 197 no. 15] Κερσεβλέπτης (Kersebléptēs). His small bronze coins bear the legend ΚΕΡ (KER).

C. followed his father  Cotys [I 1] I, to power in 360 BC (Dem. Or. 23,163). He attempted to maintain Odrysian power on the  Chersonesus and, therefore, engaged in a permanent conflict with Athens that was marked by varying success. C. received active support from his brothe…

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Peter, Ulrike (Berlin), “Cersobleptes”, 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 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e613300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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