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Meles (fl. 8th century BC; also known as Myrsus) was a semi-historical king of Lydia. According to Herodotus, he was the 21st and penultimate king of the Heraclid dynasty and was succeeded by his son, Candaules (died c.687 BC).[1][2]

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  • Bury, J. B.; Meiggs, Russell (1975) [first published 1900]. A History of Greece (Fourth Edition). London: MacMillan Press. ISBN 0-333-15492-4.
  • Herodotus (1975) [first published 1954]. Burn, A. R.; de Sélincourt, Aubrey (eds.). The Histories. London: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-051260-8.
Preceded by
King of Lydia
8th century BC
Succeeded by