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Boges

IION (Ancient city) KAVALA
Boges, the Persian governor of Eion in Thrace, when Xerxes invaded Greece in B. C. 480. Boges continued to hold the place till B. C. 476, when it was besieged by the Athenians under Cimon. Boges, finding that he was unable to defend the town, and refusing to surrender it, killed his wife, children, and family, and set fire to the place, in which he himself perished. (Herod. vii. 113, 107; Plut. Cim. 7, who calls him Boutes; Paus. viii. 8.5, who calls him Boes; Polyaen. vii. 24, who calls him Borges; comp. Diod. xi. 60.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


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