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Γαώς), the commander of the Persian fleet, in the great expedition sent by Artaxerxes against Evagoras in Cyprus, B. C. 386. In this situation he was subordinate to Tiribazus, whose daughter he had married, and who held the chief command by sea; but he contributed essentially to the success of the war, and totally defeated the fleet of Evagoras off Citium. But the protracted siege of Salamis having given rise to dissensions among the generals, which led to the recal of Tiribazus, Gaos became apprehensive of being involved in his disgrace, and determined to revolt from the Persian king. Accordingly, after the termination of the Cyprian war, he kept together the forces under his command, on whose attachment he deemed that he could rely, and entered into an alliance with Acoris, king of Egypt, and with the Lacedaemonians, who gladly embraced the opportunity to renew hostilities against Persia. But in the midst of his preparations, Gaos was cut off by secret assassination. (Diod. 15.3, 9, 18.) It is undoubtedly the same person who is called by Polyaenus (7.20) Glos (Γλῶς), whom that author mentions as carrying on war in Cyprus. There is some doubt, indeed, which is the more correct form of the name. (See Casaubon, ad Polyacn. l.c. ; Wesseling, ad Diod. 15.3.)


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