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Camissares (?? - 385 BC) was a satrap of Cappadocia Camissares (died 385 BC) was a Carian, father of Datames, who was high in favour with the Persian Great King Artaxerxes II (404–358 BC), by whom he was made satrap of a part of Cilicia bordering on Cappadocia. He fell in Artaxerxes' war against the Cadusii in 385 BC, and was succeeded in his satrapy by his son by a Scythian or Paphlagonian mother.[1]


Primary Sources

Nepos, "Datames", 1

Diodorus Siculus, Library, xv. 8, 10

Plutarch, Parallel Lives, "Artaxerxes", 24

Secondary Sources

Cornelius Nepos, Lives of Eminent Commanders, John Selby Watson (translator), (1886)

Smith, William (editor); Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, "Camissares", Boston, (1867)

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