Dadarsi was a Persian general satrap of Bactria.[1][2] He served the Persian king Darius I the Great (522–486 BCE). He was ordered to suppress a revolt in Margiana.[3]


  1. ^ Briant 2002, p. 82.
  2. ^ Fisher, William Bayne, Ilya Gershevitch, Ehsan Yar-Shater and Peter Avery, The Cambridge history of Iran, Vol.2, (Cambridge University Press, 1985), 219; "Most surprising, however, are the figures for the battle fought by the satrap of Bactria, a Persian, called Dadarsis, against the rebel Frada in Margiana...".
  3. ^ Asheri, David, Alan B. Lloyd and Aldo Corcella, A Commentary on Herodotus: Books 1-4, (Oxford University Press, 2007), 533;"After that I sent a Persian, Dadarsis by name, my subject, satrap of Bactria. Afterwards Dadarsis with the army marched off, and he fought a battle with the Margians.".


  • Briant, Pierre (2002). From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire. Eisenbrauns. pp. 1–1196. ISBN 9781575061207.