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Persian Hyparchoi and Strategoi in Ancient Thrace according to Herodotus
Persian Hyparchoi and Strategoi in Ancient Thrace according to Herodotus

Author(s): Miroslav Izdimirski
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Diplomatic history, Military history, Political history, Ancient World
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the entire available evidence on the existence of a Persian administration in ancient Thrace. In addition to Herodotus, later Greek texts also contain references to Persian military commanders and administrators. The author has expressed his opinion on the debate concerning the existence of a Persian satrapy named Skudra in Southeastern Europe. The conclusion reached is that certain places along the coast were conquered, but they were not given the administrative status of a satrapy. The Persian administration inevitably built its relations with the local Thracian tribes. Their relations were subordinated to mutual profit above all, although there was confrontation as well.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 20
  • Page Range: 15-25
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English