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Headword: *sme/rdis
Adler number: sigma,731
Translated headword: Smerdis
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*sme/rdis: o)/noma ku/rion.
The Greek name for Bardiya, younger son of Cyrus the Great of Persia (kappa 2777, kappa 2778), and thus younger brother of Cambyses. A unsuccessful revolt against Cambyses in 522 BCE was staged either by him or (in Herodotus 3.61-88: web address 1) someone impersonating him.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 November 2001@05:05:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 23 December 2004@18:39:27.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 24 December 2004@03:28:08.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2011@06:09:46.


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