Tritantachmes (Old Persian Ciçantakhma): according to the Behistun inscription, the Medians rose in rebellion against the Persian king Darius after he had suppressed the usurpator Gaumâta. The leader of this rebellion was Phaortes, who was defeated by Darius in May 521. The Sagartian Tritantachmes continued the rebellion,but was defeated and arrested by Darius' Median general Takhmaspâda. Darius cut of his nose and ears, and put out his eyes, and finally had him crucified in Arbela. He is represented on the the monument at Behistun (picture).
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