Bas of Bithynia

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Bas
Kings of Bithynia
Reignc. 376-326 BC
PredecessorBoteiras
SuccessorZipoetes I
Bornc. 397 BC
Diedc. 326 BC (age 71)
IssueZipoetes I
FatherBoteiras

Bas (Greek: Βᾶς; c. 397 BC – 326) was the first independent ruler of Bithynia. He ruled for fifty years, from 376 to 326 BC, and died at the age of 71.

Life[edit]

Bas succeeded his father Boteiras, and was himself succeeded by his own son Zipoetes I.

Bas defeated Calas, a general of Alexander the Great, and maintained the independence of Bithynia.[1]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Memnon, History of Heracleia, 12

Sources[edit]

  • Smith, William (editor); Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, "Bas", Boston, (1867)
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Bas". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 465.
Preceded by
Boteiras
Dynast of Bithynia Succeeded by
Zipoetes I