(Μεγαβάτης; Megabátēs). Name of several distinguished Persians, including:
 Father of Megabazus 
Father of Megabazus  (Hdt. 7,97), cousin of Darius  I and of the satrap Artaphernes . He commanded the unsuccessful assault on Naxos (500 BC; Hdt. 5,30-35). He may be identical with the M. who was replaced by Xerxes as satrap of Hellespontian Phrygia in 477 (Thuc. 1,129,1), or the M. who is described as an ‘admiral’ in [1. 8,5-7].
1 G. G. Cameron, P…