Kingship of Gyges in Lydia

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Historical Context Note

Gyges took power by murdering the former king Candaules and marrying his widow. He became the founder of the Mermnad dynasty in Lydia.

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Citation:
Bouchard, Elsa. "Kingship of Gyges in Lydia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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