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 Armenia and 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


*Cohen, Getzel M.; "The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands and Asia Minor" (1996), "Ziela"
*Smith, William (editor); "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology", [http://www.ancientlibrary.com/smith-bio/3643.html "Zeilas"] , Boston, (1867)


ent|1|memn Memnon, "History of Heracleia", [http://www.attalus.org/translate/memnon1.html#14 14] ent|2|athen_2.58_trog_27 Athenaeus, "Deipnosophistae", ii. 58; Pompeius Trogus, "Prologi", [http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/justinus_08_prologi.htm 27] ent|3|steph Stephanus, "Ethnica", s.v. "Ziela"


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