(Ζαμάσφης/Zamásphēs). Persian king, son of Peroz  I. His reign 496-499 interrupted that of his brother Cavades  I, who had been dethroned in a conspiracy of high nobles and Zoroastrian clerics because of his support for Mazdak. When Cavades, who had escaped from the 'Castle of Forgetfulness', returned at the head of an army of Hephthalitae, Z. vacated the throne without a fight (Agathias 4,28). His later fate is unclear. PLRE 2, 1195.
A. Lippold, s. v. Z., RE 9 A, 2308 f.
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