Ziaelas of Bithynia
Ziaelas (reigned c. 254–228 BC), third king of
Bithynia, was a son of Nicomedes I and Ditizele.
After Nicomedes I died, his second wife Etazeta became ruler on behalf of her infant sons. The grown-up Ziaelas, excluded from the throne, had previously fled to
Armeniaand taken refuge at the court of King Sames. On his father's death he immediately endeavoured to regain his rights by force, he returned, aided by some Galatians. Although Etazeta was supported by neighbouring cities and Antigonus III Doson, Ziaelas rapidly conquered first part, then all of Bithynia, forcing Etazeta and her sons to escape to Antigonus' court in Macedonia about 254 BC.rf|1|memn
He was succeeded by his son Prusias about 228 BC after being killed by the
Galatian Gauls.rf|2|athen_2.58_trog_27 Like his father and his grandfather he also founded a new city named after him, Ziela, but the location of the city is unknown.rf|3|steph
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