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Cotys
(1,209 words)

(Κότυς; Kótys).

I. Hellenistic period

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[I 1] Important king of the Odrysae 383/2-360/59 BC

Important king of the  Odrysae 383/2-360/59 BC (Suda s.v. C.; characterization in Ath. 12,531e-532a), successor to Hebryzelmis [1]. C.'s diplomatic and military skill -- suppression of the uprisings of Adamas (Aristot. Pol. 1311b) and Miltocythes (Dem. Or. 23,115) -- led to a consolidation and expansion of the kingdom of the Odrysae. With the help of his son-in-law, the Athenian mercenary leader  Iphicrates…

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Peter, Ulrike (Berlin) and von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Cotys”, 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 16 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e621480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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