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Mithrobarza'nes

Μιθροβαρζάνης).

1. Father-in-law of Datames, with whom he joined in his revolt from the Persian king [DATAMES] ; but afterwards despairing of his cause, went over to Artabazus, the Persian general, with all the cavalry under his command. Datames, however, on learning his desertion, followed him so closely that he attacked the enemy at the very moment that Mithrobarzanes had joined them. The Persians in consequence distrusted their new confederate, and refused to receive them, so that Mithrobarzanes and his followers found themselves hemmed in between two armies, and were quickly cut to pieces. (Diod. 15.91; Corn. Nep. Datam. 6; comp. Polyaen. 7.21.7.)

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