(Ὀροίτης; Oroítēs). Persian governor in Sardeis who (according to Hdt. 3,120ff.) had Polycrates  enticed from Samos to Magnesia and crucified. When O. refused to assist Darius  I after the death of Cambyses , Darius had him disposed of (according to Herodotus, through a command from the royal envoy Bagaeus to the O.'s bodyguard). From the entourage of O., the physician Democedes came to the Persian court.
P. Briant, Histoire de l'Empire perse: de Cyrus à Alexandre, 1996, s.v. Oroites