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Mandane
(155 words)

(Μανδάνη; Mandánē).

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[1] Daughter of the Medean king Astyages

According to Hdt. 1,107, Xen. Cyr. 1,2,1 and Iust. 1,4,4, daughter of the Medean king Astyages, wife of the Persian Cambyses [1] and mother of Cyrus [2]. It seems that the dynastic link thus transmitted was meant to lend retrospective legitimation to the claims of Cyrus to the Medean (and, if M.'s mother was the Lydian pr…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel) and Hild, Friedrich (Vienna), “Mandane”, 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 21 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e720340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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