(Old Persian *Datafarnah-). Sogdian who, together with Spitamenes, handed Bessus over to Alexander the Great (329 BC); took part in the uprising against Alexander until the Dahae handed him over to Alexander as a prisoner (328/7 BC). Sources: Arr. Anab. 4,1,5; 4,17,7; Curt. 7,5,21; 8,3,1-16.
F. Holt, Alexander the Great and Bactria, 1989, 52, 65
M. Mayrhofer, Onomastica Persepolitana, 1973, 149, no. 8.367.
▲ Back to top ▲
Cite this page
Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and
Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht),
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 21 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e311620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510