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Artaxerxes III Ochus


Fourth-century relief from Egypt, showing an Achaemenid king, probably identical to Artaxerxes III Ochus. Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam (Holland). Photo Jona Lendering.
Fourth-century relief from Egypt, showing an Achaemenid king, probably identical to ArtaxerxesIII (Allard Piersonmuseum, Amsterdam)
Artaxerxes III Ochus: Achaemenid king of the Persian Empire, ruled from 358 to 338.

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Main deeds:

  • Accession in February or the first half of March 358
  • 355: Athens accepts defeat in the Social War after it has received a letter from the great king
  • 343: Invasion and reconquest of Egypt; rise of Bagoas and Mentor of Rhodes
  • Death between 26 August and 25 September 336 (natural causes; Diodorus' story about poisoning is contradicted by BM 71537)

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Succeeded by: Artaxerxes IV Arses
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