Pharasmanes

Pharasmanes

 

Years of birth and death unknown. King of Khwarizm in the fourth century B.C.

During the march of Alexander the Great into Middle Asia, Pharasmanes led a detachment of 1,500 horsemen to Bactria, where Alexander was encamped, and concluded an alliance with him. Pharasmanes proposed a joint march into the northern Black Sea region and to Colchis, but Alexander did not accept the plan.

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2; Barrett's attempt (1979) to remove Pharasmanes I of Iberia and Polemo II from active roles in the war is flawed, but rebuttal must be pursued elsewhere.