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Headword: *)/ardus
Adler number: alpha,3811
Translated headword: Ardys
Vetting Status: high
[Genitive] Ardyos. Search under Gyges.[1]
Greek Original:
*)/ardus, *)/arduos. zh/tei e)n tw=| *gu/ghs.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in several of the manuscripts.
[1] gamma 472. Ardys (ruled c. 652-c. 615), son of Gyges, was the second king of the Mermnad dynasty. He captured Priene, waged war on Miletus. In the seventh year of his reign), the Cimmerians captured Sardis with the exception of its acropolis (Herodotus 1.14-15). According to Assyrian sources, like his father Gyges, he sought the alliance of the Assyrians against the Cimmerian threat.
Hans Kaletsch, "Zur lydischen Chronologie," Historia 7 (1958), 1-47
Daniel David Luckenbill, Ancient Records of Assyria and Babylonia. Vol. 2. (New York: Greenwood Press, 1968), 298 n.785
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 July 2001@12:51:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (rearranged headword and translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 11 July 2001@06:06:37.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented note, added bibliography) on 29 October 2008@04:01:53.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented bibliography) on 5 November 2008@13:04:38.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2011@08:49:41.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@03:15:32.


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