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Abdemon (Ancient Greek : Αὐδήμων, gen.: Αὐδήμονος), was one of the kings of Cyprus at the end of the 5th century BC. He was of Phoenician origin and was born either in Tyre [1] or Kition on Cyprus. [2] Around 415 BC, Abdemon deposed the Phoenician ruler of Salamis on Cyprus. [3] Evagoras, who allegedly came from a Greek dynasty (Teucrids), had to leave the city and went into exile in Soloi. However, Evagoras returned in 411 BC with his followers and was able to depose Abdemon. [4] Some coins of Abdemon have been found.

Cyprus Island country in Mediterranean

Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.

Phoenicia ancient Semitic civilization

Phoenicia was a thalassocratic, ancient Semitic-speaking Mediterranean civilization that originated in the Levant, specifically Lebanon, in the west of the Fertile Crescent. Scholars generally agree that it was centered on the coastal areas of Lebanon and included northern Israel, and southern Syria reaching as far north as Arwad, but there is some dispute as to how far south it went, the furthest suggested area being Ashkelon. Its colonies later reached the Western Mediterranean, such as Cádiz in Spain and most notably Carthage in North Africa, and even the Atlantic Ocean. The civilization spread across the Mediterranean between 1500 BC and 300 BC.

Tyre, Lebanon City in Lebanon

Tyre, sometimes romanized as Sour, is a district capital in the South Governorate of Lebanon. There were approximately 117,000 inhabitants in 2003. However, the government of Lebanon has released only rough estimates of population numbers since 1932, so an accurate statistical accounting is not possible. Tyre juts out from the coast of the Mediterranean and is located about 80 km (50 mi) south of Beirut. The name of the city means "rock" after the rocky formation on which the town was originally built. The adjective for Tyre is Tyrian, and the inhabitants are Tyrians.

Notes

  1. Diodorus Siculus 14. 98. 1
  2. Theopompus, Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (FGrH), no. 115, F 103
  3. Isocrates, or. 9. 26
  4. Isocrates or. 9. 26-32; Diodorus Siculus 14. 98. 1

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References

Unknown King of Salamis
ca. 415411 BC
Succeeded by
Evagoras I