Artapanos (alternative spelling Artabanos ) was an Achaemenid satrap in Bactria under the great king Artaxerxes I. He was not identical with the regent Artabanos and the vizier Artabanos , who lived at the same time , since he is explicitly referred to as "another Artapanos" by Ktesias .
Apparently Artapanos was shortly after Artaxerxes I came to power in 465 BC. Were installed in the governor's office, since Prince Hystaspes had held this office at that time . In 463 BC He rebelled against Artaxerxes I, but was defeated by him in two battles.
- Friedrich Cauer : Artabanos 3 . In: Paulys Realencyclopadie der classischen Antiquity Science (RE). Volume II, 1, Stuttgart 1895, Col. 1292.
- MA Dandamayev: Artabanus 3 . In: Ehsan Yarshater (ed.): Encyclopædia Iranica . Volume 2, pp. 646–647, as of: August 15, 2011 (English, including references)
- Hilmar Klinkott : The satrap. An Achaemenid office bearer and his room for maneuver (= Oikumene. Studies on ancient world history. 1). Verlag Antike, Frankfurt am Main 2005, ISBN 3-938032-02-2 , p. 515 (list of satraps with further literature; review ; also: Tübingen, Universität, dissertation, 2002).
- Ktesias von Knidos : Persika , in: The Fragments of the Greek Historians No. 688, Frag. 14, 35 [based on the edition by Dominique Lenfant ].
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Satrap of Bactria|
|DATE OF BIRTH||5th century BC Chr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||after 463 BC Chr.|