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(also Μεγάβυξος/Megábyxos, Hdt. Μεγάβυζος/Megábyzos < Old Persian Bagabuxša, Elamite Ba-ka-bu-uk-šá).

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[1] Distinguished Persian, conspirator against Gaumata

Distinguished Persian, son of Dātūvahya (according to Hdt. 3,153 father of Zopyrus), He conspired with Darius [1] I against Gaumāta/Smerdis ([2. DB IV 85], Hdt. 3,70 passim).

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[2] Son of Zopyrus, commander under Xerxes

According to Hdt. son of Zop…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Megabyzus”, 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 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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