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(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.

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), “Dataphernes”, 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 07 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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