Carians


Carians
Allies of Egypt c.660 BC.
    King *Psammetichus I of Egypt recruited a number of peoples to fight as mercenaries on his behalf and to consolidate his victories against the *Assyrians and Ethiopians. These included the *Greeks, *Phoenicians and the Carians, a people who lived in Asia Minor. They continued to play an important role in Egypt's policy throughout the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, a situation which was not readily accepted by the native Egyptian population.
BIBL. Herodotus, The Histories, Bk. ii, 153 ff.
Biographical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt by Rosalie and Antony E. David

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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