Phrasaortes was named satrap of Persis by Alexander.
Phrasaortes was named satrap of Persis by Alexander.

Phrasaortes was a Persian satrap of Persis under Alexander the Great from circa 330 BCE.[1] He was a son of Rheomithres.[1] Phrasaortes replaced the Achaemenid satrap Ariobarzanes, who had confronted Alexander at the Battle of the Persian Gate, where he was killed.[2][3]

Phrasaortes died at some point before the return of Alexander from India in 324 BCE.[2][4] He was replaced by Oxines, a Persian noble, without the permission of Alexander, in a direct challenge to Alexander's authority. Oxines was executed by Alexander, and replaced by the Macedonian general Peucestas.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Heckel, Waldemar (2008). Who's Who in the Age of Alexander the Great: Prosopography of Alexander's Empire (1 ed.). Wiley-Blackwell. p. 223. ISBN 978-1405188395.
  2. ^ a b c Roisman, Joseph (2002). Brill's Companion to Alexander the Great. BRILL. p. 189. ISBN 9789004217553.
  3. ^ Arr. Anab. 3.18.11
  4. ^ Arr. Anab. 6.29.2