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Intaphernes
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(Old Persian Vindafarna, Elamite Mindaparna). Supporter of Darius I in the conspiracy against (Pseudo-)Bardiya [2] ( Gaumata) [1. DB 3.84] in 522 BC. He crushed the second Babylonian rebellion [1. DB 83-91]. Herodotus (3,118-119) tells of an alleged uprising of I. for which his entire family was exterminated; only the brother of his wife was spared at her pleading (a parallel to Sophocles' Antigone).

Bibliography

1 R. G. Kent, Old Persian, 1953

2 M. Mayrhofer, Onomastica Persepolitana, 1973, 8.…

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Kuhrt, Amélie (London) and Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Helen (Utrecht), “Intaphernes”, 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 18 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e525180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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