Abrocomas

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Abrocomas (Greek: Ἀβρόκoμας), one of the satraps of the king Artaxerxes II Mnemon, was sent with an army of 300,000 men to oppose Cyrus the Younger on his march into Upper Asia. On the arrival of Cyrus at Tarsus in 401 BC, Abrocomas was said to be on the Euphrates; and at Issus four hundred heavy-armed Greeks, who had deserted Abrocomas, joined Cyrus. Abrocomas did not defend the Syrian passes, as was expected, but marched to join the king. He burnt some boats to prevent Cyrus from crossing the Euphrates, but did not arrive in time for the battle of Cunaxa.[1]

In about 387–389 BC, with Persian generals Pharnabazus and Tithraustes, Abrocomas unsuccessfully attempted to reconquer Egypt for the Persian Empire.[2]

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  1. ^ Xenophon, Anabasis, i. 3-4, 7; Suda, s.v. "Abrokamas"
  2. ^ Isocrates, Panegyricus

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