). A king of Lydia, who, in B.C. 617, succeeded
his father Sadyattes, and was himself succeeded by his son Croesus (Herod.i. 16
). The tomb of Alyattes, north of Sardis, near the lake Gygaea, which
consisted of a large mound of earth raised upon a foundation of great stones, still exists. It
is nearly a mile in circumference.