Aridolis (Ancient Greek: Ἀρίδωλις) was a tyrant of Alabanda in Caria, who accompanied the Achaemenid king Xerxes I in his expedition against Greece, and was taken by the Greeks off Artemisium in 480 BCE, and sent to the isthmus of Corinth in chains.[1] His successor may have been Amyntas II (son of Bubares).[2]

Alabanda is located in Turkey
Location of Alabanda in Asia Minor, where Aridolis ruled.

"They took in one of these ships Aridolis, the despot of Alabanda in Caria, and in another the Paphian captain Penthylus son of Demonous; of twelve ships that he had brought from Paphos he had lost eleven in the storm off the Sepiad headland, and was in the one that remained when he was taken as he bore down on Artemisium. Having questioned these men and learnt what they desired to know of Xerxes' armament, the Greeks sent them away to the isthmus of Corinth in bonds."

— Herodotus VII.195[3]


  1. ^ Herodotus, Histories vii. 195
  2. ^ McNicoll, Milner; McNicoll, Anthony; Milner, N. P. (1997). Hellenistic Fortifications from the Aegean to the Euphrates. Oxford monographs on classical archaeology. Clarendon Press. p. 31. ISBN 9780198132288. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  3. ^ LacusCurtius • Herodotus — Book VII: Chapters 175‑239.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William (1870). "Aridolis". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Vol. 1. p. 285.