Alyattes the Lydian, when he had thus waged war against the Milesians, afterwards died, having reigned seven-and-fifty years.
Herodotus tells us that Alyattes drove the Cimmerians out of Asia.
Alyattes waged war toward the southward, into the territories of the city of Miletus.
With the subjugation of Colophon the successes of Alyattes ended.
With regard then to the war waged by Alyattes with the Milesians and Thrasybulos things went thus.
Alyattes did not obtain equal successes over the Greek cities, though Miletus, true to the treaty, held aloof.
Under this mound, right opposite the acropolis of Sardis, rested king Alyattes.
The reign of Alyattes, extended almost to half a century, appears to have borne good fruits for the domestic relations of Lydia.
Clearchus of Soli calls the tomb of Alyattes "the tomb of the Hetæra."
The Lydians preserved a grateful memory of Alyattes, "the most just and wise of their kings," as Xanthus calls him.