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. He wrote an account of this voyage, titled The Navigation of the Indian sea (Ὁ τῆς Ἰνδικῆς παραπλοῦς).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William (1870). "Androsthenes". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 176-177.