), a Mede, was sent by Cyrus into Lydia, about B. C. 545, to carry into effect there the suggestion of Croesus, that the Lydians should be prevented from bearing arms and be rendered as effeminate as possible. Mazares was also commissioned to bring PACTYAS, the rebel, back to Cyrus, as a prisoner.
He compelled the Lydians to submit to the new regulations of the conqueror, and he succeeded in getting Pactyas into his power.
He then went against the rebels, who had besieged Tabalus, the Persian governor, in the citadel of Sardis; and, having enslaved the Prienians, he overran the region about the Maeander and the Magnesian plain. Soon after he was attacked by a disease which proved fatal. (Hdt. 1.156