Androsthenes of Thasos

Androsthenes (Ancient Greek: Ἀνδροσθένης; literally meaning: "Man's Strength") of Thasos, son of Callistratus, was one of the admirals of Alexander the Great. He sailed as a trierarch with Nearchus, and was also sent by Alexander down the Euphrates to explore the coast of the Persian Gulf, skirting the coast of Arabia in a triacontor and sailing farther than Archias of Pella.[1][2] He wrote an account of this voyage, titled The Navigation of the Indian sea (Ὁ τῆς Ἰνδικῆς παραπλοῦς).[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Strabo x. p. 766.
  2. ^ Arrian, The Anabasis of Alexander vii. 20.
  3. ^ Athenaeus iii. p. 93, b.
  4. ^ Theophrastus, On the Causes of Plants ii. 5
  5. ^ Gerardus Vossius, De Historicis Graecis, ed. Wessmann, p. 98.
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Androsthenes". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 176-177.