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Chirisophus
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(Χειρίσοφος; Cheirísophos).

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[1] Spartan commander under Cyrus

Spartiate; on the instructions of his polis, at Issus in 401 BC he joined the army of the younger  Cyrus with 700 hoplites (Xen. An. 1,4,3; Diod. Sic. 14,19,4f.); after Cyrus' death at Cunaxa C. was sent by  Clearchus to Ariaeus, to offer him the Persian throne (Xen. An. 2,1,4f.). After Clearchus had been imprisoned and put to death, C. received supreme command of the entire remain…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Chirisophus”, 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 30 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e232180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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