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Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 1, chapter 1 (search)
persons mentioned and the events sketched in sections1-4, see Introduction, pp. 231 sqq. Now when Darius lay sick and suspected that the end of his life was near, he wished to have both his sons with him.
The elder, as it chanced, was with him already; but Cyrus he summoned from the province over which he had made him satrap, and he had also appointed him commander of all the forces that muster in the plain of Castolus.Castolus was the mustering place for all the Persian forces of western Asia Minor. See Introd. p. 232. Cyrus accordingly went upSee Introd. p. vii, note 1. to his father, taking with him Tissaphernes as a friend and accompanied by three hundred Greek hoplites,i.e. heavy-armed infantrymen, the regular “troops of the line” in Greek warfare. In this instance, of course, they are serving Cyrus as a bodyguard. under the command of Xenias of Parrhasia.
When Darius had died and Artaxerxes had become established as king, Tissaphernes falsely accused Cyrus to his brother of plot
Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 2, chapter 1 (search)
neither sent anyone else to tell them what to do nor appeared himself. They resolved, accordingly, to pack up what they had, arm themselves, and push forward until they should join forces with Cyrus.
When they were on the point of setting out, and just as the sun was rising, came Procles, the ruler of Teuthrania, a descendant of Damaratus,A king of Sparta who was deposed in 491 B.C., fled to Persia, and afterwards accompanied Xerxes in his expedition against Greece. Teuthrania (in western Asia Minor) made part of the territory given him by Xerxes as a reward for this service. the Laconian, and with him Glus, the son of Tamos. They reported that Cyrus was dead, and that Ariaeus had fled and was now, along with the rest of the barbarians, at the stopping-place from which they had set out on the preceding day; further, he sent word that he and his troops were that day waiting for the Greeks, on the chance that they intended to join them, but on the next day, so Ariaeus said, he should se
Xenophon, Anabasis (ed. Carleton L. Brownson), Book 3, chapter 4 (search)
ime when the Medes were deprived of their empire by the Persians.
To this city also the king of the Persians laid siege, but he was unable to capture it either by length of siege or by storm; Zeus, however, terrified the inhabitants with thunder, and thus the city was taken.
From this place they marched one stage, four parasangs. In the course of this stage Tissaphernes made his appearance, having under his command the cavalry which he had himself brought with him,i.e. from his province in Asia Minor, when he came to inform Artaxerxes of Cyrus' designs against him. See Xen. Anab. 1.2.4. the troops of Orontas,cp. Xen. Anab. 2.4.8. who was married to the King's daughter, the barbarians whom Cyrus had brought with him on his upward march, and those with whom the King's brother had come to the aid of the Kingcp. Xen. Anab. 2.4.25.; besides these contingents Tissaphernes had all the troops that the King had given him; the result was, that his army appeared exceedingly large.
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