Rhemaxos

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Rhemaxos was an ancient king who ruled to the north of Danube around 200 BC and who was the protector of the Greek colonies in Dobruja, receiving a tribute from them in exchange of protection against outside attacks. It appears that the links with the Greek cities lasted a rather long time, as several treaties have been found.

Some historians have suggested that he was the chieftain of a Dacian tribe union on the Romanian Plain. Others said he was a Scythian king.

His son Phradmon allocated 600 horsemen to defend the city of Histria at the request of Agathocles, son of Antiphilos.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hitchins, Keith (1979). Rumanian studies. An international annual of the humanities and social sciences. Vol. 4. 1976-1979. (Ed. Keith Hitchins). ISBN 9004060030.
  2. ^ http://www.enciclopedia-dacica.ro/?operatie=subiect&locatie=lapidarium&fisier=Anonim_-_Decretul_histriot_in_cinstea_lui_Agathocles_fiul_lui_Antiphilos
  • Dicţionar de istorie veche a României ("Dictionary of ancient Romanian history") (1976) Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică, pp. 504