Artaphernes Timeline

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  • c. 513 BCE - 492 BCE
    Reign of Artaphernes as satrap of Lydia under Darius I of the Achaemenid Empire.
  • 507 BCE
    Artaphernes receives envoys from Athens who seem to promise submission to the Achaemenid Empire; an event which affects later Greco-Persian relations.
  • 499 BCE
    Artaphernes supports Aristagoras in the Siege of Naxos which fails, owing to Aristagoras' arrogance, after four months.
  • 499 BCE - 494 BCE
    The Ionian Revolt against Persian rule.
  • 498 BCE
    Battle of Sardis: Artaphernes defends Sardis against the Ionian Greek invaders, driving them to the sea, preserving his city.
  • 492 BCE
    Artaphernes disappears from historical record; is presumed to have died.