Sibyrtius (Greek:Σιβύρτιος; lived 4th century BC) was a Greekofficer from Crete in the service of Alexander the Great, who was appointed by him, on his return from India (326 BC), governor of the province of Carmania. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly The 4th century BC started the first day of 400 BC and ended the last day of 301 BC. The Greeks ( Greek: Έλληνες) are a Nation and Ethnic group native to Greece, Cyprus and neighbouring regions Crete ( Greek: Κρήτη transliteration: Krētē, modern transliteration Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the Alexander the Great ( or, Mégas Aléxandros; July 20 356 BC June 10 or June 11 323 BC also known as Alexander III of Macedon (el Ἀλέξανδρος Γ' This article is about the history of South Asia prior to the Partition of British India in 1947 Events By place Macedonian Empire In the spring Alexander the Great crosses the Indus near Attock and enters Kermān is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south-east of the country This post he shortly after exchanged for the more important satrapy of Arachosia and Gedrosia, to which he succeeded on the death of Thoas. See also the related deity Satrapes. Satrap (Persian ساتراپ was the name given to the governors of the Provinces of ancient Arachosia (ˌærəˈkoʊʒə, Arakhōsia) or Arachotae (əˈrækəˌtiː, Arakhōtai) is the latinized form of Greek name of an Achaemenid Gedrosia (dʒɨˈdroʊʒə Γεδρωσία is the ancient name of an area that corresponds to today's Balochistan 1 At the death of Alexander (323 BC), Sibyrtius, in common with most of the other governors of the remote eastern provinces, retained possession of his satrapy, which was again confirmed to him in the second partition at Triparadisus, 321 BC. Events By place Macedonian Empire 10 June — In Babylon, Alexander the Great dies ten days after being taken ill The Partition of Triparadisus was a power-sharing agreement passed at Triparadisus in 321 BCE between the generals ( Diadochi) of Alexander the Great Events By place Macedonian Empire Antipater appoints Antigonus commander in chief of his army in Asia Minor and sends 2 In the subsequent divisions which arose among the eastern satraps, Sibyrtius was one of those who supported Peucestas against Peithon and Seleucus, and afterwards accompanied that leader when he joined Eumenes in Susiana, 317 BC. Peucestas (in Greek Πευκεστας;lived 4th century BC) was son of Alexander a native of the town of Mieza, in Macedonia and Peithon (about 355 BC - about 314 BC was the son of Crateuas, a nobleman from Eordaia in western Macedonia One of the bodyguards of Alexander the Seleucus I (surnamed for later generations Nicator, Greek: Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ, i Eumenes of Cardia ( Greek: Ευμένης ca 362 BC—316 BC was a Greek general and scholar Elam is the name of an ancient civilization located in what is now southwest Iran. Events By place Macedonian Empire Seleucus joins Antigonus against Eumenes and recaptures Babylon. His attachment was, however, to Peucestas, and not to Eumenes, and in the intrigues of the former against his commander-in-chief, Sibyrtius supported him so strongly that he incurred the especial resentment of Eumenes, who threatened to bring him to trial; a fate from which he only escaped by a hasty flight. But this open rupture with Eumenes had the advantage of securing him the favour of Antigonus, who, after the defeat of his rival, confirmed Sibyrtius in his satrapy, and placed under his command a large part of the select body of troops termed Argyraspids; a measure adopted with the ostensible object of guarding these provinces against the neighbouring barbarians, but in reality with a view to the gradual destruction of the troops in question, whose turbulent and disaffected spirit was well known. Antigonus I Monophthalmus ("the One-eyed" (382 BC - 301 BC son of Philip from Elimeia, was a Macedonian nobleman general and Satrap The Argyraspides (in) in English Silvershields, were a division of the Macedonian army of Alexander the Great, who were so called because they carried 3.
Arrian mentions that Megasthenes, the historian and ambassador of Seleucus to India after his 303 treaty with Chandragupta, lived with Sibyrtius, suggesting the latter may have remained at his post as satrap for quite a long time:
This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1870). For the Wasp Genus, see Polyaenus (wasp Polyaenus (in The public domain is a range of abstract materials &ndash commonly referred to as Intellectual property &ndash which are not owned or controlled by anyone The Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1849 originally published 1844 under a slightly different title is an Encyclopedia / Biographical dictionary Sir William Smith (1813 &ndash 1893 English Lexicographer, was born at Enfield in 1813 of Nonconformist parents