Adusius (Old Persian Āδušya, Ancient Greek Αδούσιος) was, according to the account of Xenophon in his Cyropaedeia, sent by Cyrus the Great with an army into Caria, to put an end to the feuds which existed in the country. He afterwards assisted Hystaspes in subduing Phrygia, and was made satrap of Caria, as the inhabitants had requested.[1][2]

Native name
AllegianceCyrus the Great
Other workSatrap of Caria


  1. ^ Xenophon, Cyropaedeia vii. 4. § 1, &c., viii. 6. § 7
  2. ^ Smith, William (1867), "Adusius", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. 1, Boston, p. 22

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Adusius". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.