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Who's Who in the Classical World
Percy Neville UrePercy Neville Ure, Simon HornblowerSimon Hornblower

last king of Lydia (c.560–546bc), son of Alyattes. He secured the throne after a struggle with a half-Greek half-brother, and completed the subjugation of the Greek cities on the Asia Minor coast. His subsequent relations with the Greeks were not unfriendly; he contributed to the rebuilding of the Artemisium at Ephesus and made offerings to Greek shrines, especially Delphi; anecdotes attest his friendliness to Greek visitors and his wealth. The rise of Persia turned ... ...

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