Camisares (died 385 BC) was an Iranian,[1] father of Datames, who was high in favour with the Persian Great King Artaxerxes II (404–358 BC), by whom he was made satrap of a part of Cilicia bordering on Cappadocia. He fell in Artaxerxes' war against the Cadusii in 385 BC, and was succeeded in his satrapy by Datames, his son by a Paphlagonian mother.[2]


  1. ^ Bing 1998, p. 44; Sekunda 1988, p. 36
  2. ^ Sekunda 1988, p. 37.


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