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2. SATYRUS II. was the eldest of the three sons of Paerisades I., and was in consequence appointed by his father to succeed him in the sovereign power. But on the death of Paerisades (B. C. 311), his second son Eumelus contested the crown with his brother, and had recourse to the assistance of Aripharnes, king of one of the neighbouring Scythian tribes, who supported him with a large army. Satyrus, however, defeated their combined forces, and followed up his advantage by laying siege to the capital of Aripharnes; but, while pressing the assault with vigour, he was himself mortally wounded, and died immediately after, having reigned hardly nine months from his father's death. (Diod. 20.22, 23, 26.)

It is probable that the Satyrus who is mentioned by Deinarchus (in Demosth. p. 95), among the tyrants of Bosporus as early as B. C. 324, is the same with the preceding, who may have been admitted by his father to a share of the sovereign power during his own lifetime.

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