g them to despair (Thuc. 5.63, &c.; Diod. 12.79 ; Wess. ad loc.). Diodorns speaks of him as having been high in dignity among his countrymen, and Pausanias (6.3) tells us that he was one of those to whom the Ephesians erected a statue in the temple of Artemis, after the close of the Peloponnesian war.
He seems to have been the same person who was admiral in B. C. 397, and co-operated with Dercyllidas in his invasion of Caria, where the private property of Tissaphernes lay [DERCYLLIDAS]. In B. C. 396 he laid siege, with 120 ships, to Caunus, where Conon was then stationed; but he was compelled to withdraw by the approach of a large force under Pharnabazus and Artaphernes, according to Diodorus, in whom however the latter name appears to be a mistake for Tissaphernes (Xen. Hell. 3.2. §§ 12. &c. ; Diod. 14.79; Paus. 6.7; Thirlwall's Greece, vol. iv. p. 411). We learn from Theopompus apud Alten. xii. p. 536b. c.) that Pharax was much addicted to luxury, and was more like a Greek of Sicily