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Prusias
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(Προυσίας/Prousías).

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[1] P. I, the Lame King of Bithynia from 230 BC

Son of Ziaelas and king of Bithynia c. 230-182 BC. P. gave support to Rhodes after the earthquake of 227 (Pol. 5,90,1) and in alliance with it fought Byzantium, but was unable to keep his conquest (Pol. 4,47-52). In 216 he destroyed the Celtic Aegosages (Pol. 5,111; [1. 43]). Characte…

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Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) and Strobel, Karl (Klagenfurt), “Prusias”, 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 26 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1011880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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