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Artabazus in the list of the army commanded only the Parthians and Chorasmians (vii. 66. 2). Here he is in command of a complete army corps of 60,000, belonging to Mardonius' force, which did not include any great number from those nations (ch. 113). H. is so fully informed about his movements and views (ix. 41 f., 66, 89), and judges him so favourably, that some special connexion with him or his descendants may safely be assumed; H. seems to have found one of his sons, Tritanaechmes, satrap of Babylon (i. 192), while Artabazus himself was given (circ. 477 B. C.) the satrapy of Dascyleum, to promote the treacherous intrigues of Pausanias (cf. v. 32 n.; Thuc. i. 129), and was succeeded in his satrapy by his descendants, the genealogy being probably as follows (Nöldeke, Krumbholz, de Asiae Minoris Satrapis):

Artabazus (satrap) 477-468 (Thuc. i. 129
Pharnabazus I
Pharnaces II (satrap) 430-414 (Thuc. ii. 67; v. 1)
Pharnabazus II (satrap) 413-389
(Thuc. viii; Xen. Hell. i-v. 1 and Anab. vi, vii)

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