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Bas of Bithynia

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

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

Notes

  1. ^ Memnon, History of Heracleia, 12

Sources

  • 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