The Assassination Of Datames

We have described in another place the superior generalship of the Carian commander Datames and his subtlety in war.  Yet despite his abilities he fell victim to treachery and was assassinated in 362 B.C. by the king (Artaxerxes) whom he used to serve.  How this came about we will now tell, using the historian Cornelius Nepos as a guide.

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