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Oxyartes

1. A king of Bactria, said to have been contemporary with Ninus king of Assyria, by whom his kingdom was invaded and conquered. The history of this expedition, though doubtless a mere fable, is given in great detail by Diodorus (2.6). He appears to be the same person who is called by Syncellus and Eusebius, Zoroaster. (Syncell. p. 133; Euseb. Arm. p. 44; Wesseling, ad Dhod. l.c. Baehr, ad Ctes. p. 405.)

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