Artapanus

Artapanus est un général perse sous Xerxès Ier. Selon l’Histoire de Perse de Ctésias, Artapanus dirige la première vague perse contre les Spartes lors de la bataille des Thermopyles en 480 av. J.-C. Bien qu'il ait dirigé une force de 10 000 hommes, ceux-ci furent mis en déroute par les défenseurs spartes[1].

Artapanus n'est pas mentionné dans le récit de la bataille par Hérodote[2].

Notes et références

  1. Ctésias, Histoire de Perse, livre 2, section 27 
  2. Hérodote, L'Enquête, livre VII 

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