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Ταμώς), a native of Memphis in Egypt, was lieutenant-governor of Ionia under Tissaphernes. In B. C. 412, we find him joining Astyochus, the Spartan admiral, in the unsuccessful ful endmleavour to persuade the partizans of Athens at Clazomenae to remove to Daphnus, -- a place on the main land, and therefore beyond the reach of the Athenian navy. (Thuc. 8.31; Arnold and Göller, ad loc.) In B. C. 411, when Tissaphernes went to Aspendus, with the professed intention of bringing to the aid of the Peloponnesians the Phoenician fleet which he had promised, he commissioned Tamos to provide for the maintenance of the Peloponnesian forces during his absence. (Thuc. 8.87.) Tamos afterwards attached himself to the service of the younger Cyrus, and, acting as his admiral, in B. C. 401, blockaded Miletus, which had refused to transfer its obedience from Tissaphernes to the prince. When Cyrus marched eastward against his brother, Tamos conducted the fleet along the coast to accompany the movements and second the operations of the army, which he joined at Issus in Cilicia. After the death of Cyrus and the consequent failure of the rebellion, Artaxerxes sent Tissaphernes into Western Asia to take, in addition to his own satrapy, the command of the provinces which had been subject to the prince, whereupon Tamos, in alarm, fled from Ionia with his treasures and all his children dren but one. and sailed to Egypt, where he hoped to find refuge with Psammetichus, on whom he had conferred an obligation. Psammetichus, however, ever, put him and his children to death, in order to possess himself of his money and ships. (Xen. Anab 1.2.21,4.2. 2.1.3,Hell 3.1.1; Diod. 14.19. 21. 35.)


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