Battus I of Cyrene

Battus I of Cyrene

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Battus I of Cyrene was the founder of the Greek colony of Cyrenaica and its capital, Cyrene. He was the first king of Cyrenaica, the first Greek king in Africa, and the founder of the Battiad dynasty. Battus was born in an unknown village on the Greek island of Thera. What is known of Battus' family background is from the Greek historian Herodotus. His father, Polymnestus, was a Therean nobleman and his mother was named Phromina. She was a princess of Oaxus (a city on the Greek island of Crete). Her father, Etearchus or Eteachos, was King of Oaxus. When Phronima's mother, then Queen of Oaxus (whose name is unknown) died, Etearchus remarried. Phronima's stepmother (whose name is also unknown) became Queen. She did everything to torment Phromina, most notably by falsely accusing her of fornication. When Etearchus heard of this, he befriended a Therean merchant living in Oaxus called Themiston and convinced him to swear an oath that he would perform any task the king asked him to do.
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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135752596
  • 9786135752595