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Maeandrius
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(Μαιάνδριος; Maiándrios).

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[1] M. of Samos Tyrant of Samos, 6th cent. BC

Confidant of the tyrant Polycrates, conducted negotiations with the Persian satrap Oroetes (Hdt. 3,123; cf. Lucian. Charidemus 14) for him. After the death of Polycrates, M. himself managed to become tyrant in about 521 BC but soon had to give way to Syloson, who was appointed by the Persians (Hdt. 3,142-6). He fled to Sparta but was expelled from the …

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Beck, Hans (Cologne) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Maeandrius”, 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 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e718020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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