[German version] (Ἀράσπας;
Aráspas). Distinguished Median (βασιλέως Χαράσπου on a coin ), in Xenophon's Cyropaedia (5,1,1-20; 6,1,31-44; 3,14-20 ; cf. Plut. De prof. in virt. 15, Mor. 84 f.; De curios. 13, Mor. 521 et al) one of the model figures; a faithful, reliable friend of Cyrus, even if he became infatuated with Pantheia, the wife of king Abradates, when she was entrusted to him. Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg) Bibliography
1 W. Judeich, s. v. A., RE 3, 381
2 W. Knauth, S. Nadjmabadi, Das altiranische Fürstenideal, 1975.