A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

Χρυσάντας, (a Persian peer (ὁμότιμος), is said by Xenophon to have been a man of superior powers of mind, but of diminutive bodily stature. (Cyrop. 2.3.5.) He is represented throughout the Cyropaedeia as deservedly high in the favour of Cyrus, to whom he proved himself most useful, not only by his gallantry and promptitude in the field, but also by his wisdom in the council, and the zeal with which he forwarded the political plans of the prince. In the distribution of provinces after the conquest of Babylon, his services were rewarded, according to Xenophon (comp. Hdt. 1.153), with the satrapy of Lydia and lonia. (Xen. Cyrop. 2.2.17, &c., 3. §§ 5-7, 4.22, &c., 3.1. §§ 1-6, 3.48, &c., 4.1. §§ 3, 4, 3. §§ 15-23, 5.3.6, 6.2. §§ 21, 22, 7.1.3, 5. §§ 55, 56, 8.1.1, &c., 4.9, &c., 6. 7.)