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Lasthenes (Greek: Λασθένης) was a general of the ancient Cretan city of Kydonia at when the Romans attacked the city in 69 BC.[1] In this era Kydonia had protected pirates and incurred the anger of the Roman Senate.[2] When the Romans defeated Kydonia, Lasthenes' co-general Panares surrendered the city, whilst Lasthenes fled to Knossos.[3]

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  1. ^ Appian, 1899
  2. ^ Mommsen, 1894
  3. ^ Hogan, 2008


  • Appian of Alexandria and Horace White, The Roman History of Appian of Alexandria, 1899, The MacMillan Company
  • C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, The Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008 [1]
  • Theodor Mommsen, The History of Rome, Translator: William Purdie Dickson, 1894