(Τάμως/Támōs) from Memphis in Egypt, representative (hýparchos) of Tissaphernes in Ionia (Thuc. 8,31,2; 8,87,1 and 3; for the year 411), took part in Cyrus 's rebellion in 401 BC as a commissioner (epimelētḗs) for Ionia/Aeolis (Diod. 14,19,6) and a naval leader (Xen. An. 1,2,21; 1,4,2) and after the death of Cyrus at Cunaxa fled to Egypt, where he and his sons were killed by Psammetichus  (according to Diod. Sic. 14,35,3-5; probably a royal name for Amyrtaeus ), who intended to take possession of T.'s fleet and wealth.
Cite this pageEder, Walter (Berlin), “Tamos”, 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 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1200080>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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