- 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. EdwART. 2011.
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