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(Φραόρτης/Phraórtēs, Old Persian Fravartiš).

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[1] Father of the Median king Deioces

According to Hdt. 1,96, father of the Median king Deioces.

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[2] Son of Deioces

Son of Deioces, who, according to Hdt. 1,102, reigned for 22 years, subjugated the Persians and fell in battle against the Assyrians.

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[3] Median rebel against Darius [1] I

Median rebel against Darius [1] I, m…

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel), “Phraortes”, 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 20 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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