Alyattes

Alyattes

[al-ee-at-eez]
noun
king of Lydia c617–560 b.c.
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king of Lydia, in west-central Anatolia (reigned c. 610-c. 560 BC), whose conquest created the powerful but short-lived Lydian empire.

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