), is introduced by Xenophon, in the Cyropaedeia, as a Persian of humble birth, but a favourite with Cyrus, and distinguished by qualities of body and mind which would not have dishonoured the noblest rank.
He comes before us in particular as the hero of a graphic scene, exhibiting a disregard of wealth, such as is usually called romantic. (Xen. Cyrop. 2.3
. §§ 7, &c., 8.3).