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Ἄμασις). A king of Egypt, B.C. 570- 526, succeeding Apries, whom he dethroned. During his long reign Egypt was in a very prosperous condition, and the Greeks were brought into much closer intercourse with the Egyptians than had existed previously. Both Pythagoras and Solon are said to have visited him. For his alliance with Polycrates, see the article Polycrates.

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