Deioces


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Deioces

 

According to Herodotus, the first Median king, who freed Media from Assyrian rule and founded Ecbatana (now Hamadan). Deioces ruled in the second half of the eighth century B.C.

REFERENCE

D’iakonov, I. M. Istoriia Midii ot drevneishikh vremen do kontsa IV v. do n. e. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956.
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