Prisoner of war from Pedasa
Prisoner of war from Pedasa, who, according to Hdt. 8,104f., as a eunuch, had become one of the closest confidants of Xerxes I and is said to have taken his revenge on the slave trader Panionius (Ath. 6,266e attests that the story was well known).
1 P. Briant, Histoire de l'empire perse de Cyrus à Alexandre, 1996, 283-288
2 P. Guyot, Eunuchen als Sklaven und Freigelassene, 1980, Register s.v.