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1. A king of Bosporus, son of Leucon, sueceeded his brother Spartacus in B. C. 349, and reigned thirty-eight years. (Diod. 16.52.) No events of his reign have been transmitted to us, except that we find him at one period (apparently about B. C. 333) engaged in a war with the neighbouring Scythians (Dem. c. Phorm. p. 909), and he appears to have continued the same friendly relations with the Athenians which were begun by his father Leucon. (Id. ib. p. 917.) But we are told, in general terms, that he was a mild and equitable ruler, and was so much beloved by his subjects as to obtain divine honours after his death. (Strab. vii. p.310.) He left three sons, Satyrus, Eumelus and Prytanis. (Diod. 20.22.)

He is probably the same person as the Birisades mentioned by Deinarchus (c. Dem.p . 95), to whom Demosthenes had proposed that a statue should be erected at Athens. (See Wesseling ad Diod. 14.93; Clinton, F. H. vol. ii. p. 284.)

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