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(Κῦρος; Kŷros, Lat. Cyrus).

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[1] C. I. (the Elder)

Grandfather of  Cyrus [2] (the Great), known from the cylinder inscription of his grandson (TUAT I 409,21). Here he is given the title ‘great king, king of Anšān’ (šarru rabû šar Anšān;  Anshan) and called ‘descendant’ (liblibbu) of  Teispes. The genealogical link C. (I.) ─ Cambyses (I.) ─ C. (II.) is also m…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna) and Plontke-Lüning, Annegret (Jena), “Cyrus”, 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 05 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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