2. A Persian of high rank, who accompanied the younger Cyrus on his expedition against Artaxerxes.
He is termed by Xenophon one of the most attached friends of that prince; but after the death of Cyrus he went over together with Ariaeus, to the Persian king.
He was one of those who presented themselves to the Greeks after the arrest and death of their generals, and endeavoured to prevail on them to surrender their arms.
He again made his appearance just as they were preparing to set out on their march, and held a private conference with their leaders, but failed in the attempt to induce them to abandon their project.
The next day he consequently attacked them on their march and caused them some loss; but was repulsed in a subsequent attack, and from this time suffered them to proceed unmolested. (Xen. Anab. 2.5.35
. §§ 1-10, 4. §§ 1-5).