Lasthenes (general)

Lasthenes (Greek: Λασθένης) was a strategos (general) of the ancient Cretan city of Kydonia when the Romans attacked the city in 69 BC.[1] In this era Kydonia had protected pirates and incurred the anger of the Roman Senate.[2] When the Romans defeated Kydonia, Lasthenes' fellow strategos Panares surrendered the city, whilst Lasthenes fled to Knossos.[3]

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  1. ^ Appian, 1899
  2. ^ Mommsen, 1894
  3. ^ Hogan, 2008


  • Appian of Alexandria and Horace White, The Roman History of Appian of Alexandria, 1899, The MacMillan Company
  • C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, The Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008 [1]
  • Theodor Mommsen, The History of Rome, Translator: William Purdie Dickson, 1894

Ther is another Lasthenes, who is philosopher and friend of Dio Chrysostomus. He was a citizen of Apameia Myrleia. (Lucius Flavius Philostratos, Vita Apollonius (Life of Apollonius of Tyana), V.38)