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gyges of Lydia
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Was the founder of the mermnadae dynasty of Lydian kings
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The dates of his reign are uncertain but have been tentatively estimated as c.687- c.652 bc
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He was a bodyguard of his predecessor candaules whom he assassinated in order to seize the throne
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His actions was approved by the Delphic oracle and that decision prevented civil war in Lydia
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Once established on the throne, gyges devoted himself to consolidating his kingdom and making it a military power
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He captured Colophon, Magnesia on the Maeander, and probably also Sipylus, whose successor was to become the city also named Magnesia in later records
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Smyrna was besieged, and to the north, the triad was brought under Lydian control
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Smyrna was besieged, and to the north, the troad was brought under Lydian control
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Gyges pushed back the Cimmerians, who had ravaged Asia minor
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