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Abdemon (Ancient Greek: Αὐδήμων, gen.: Αὐδήμονος), was a king of Cyprus towards the end of the 5th century BC. He was of Phoenician origin and was born either in Tyre[1] or Kition on Cyprus.[2] Around 415 BC, Abdemon deposed the Phoenician ruler of Salamis on Cyprus.[3] Evagoras, who allegedly came from a Greek dynasty (Teucrids), had to leave the city and went into exile in Soloi. However, Evagoras returned in 411 BC with his followers and was able to depose Abdemon.[4] Some coins of Abdemon have been found.


  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus 14. 98. 1
  2. ^ Theopompus, Fragmente der griechischen Historiker (FGrH), no. 115, F 103
  3. ^ Isocrates, or. 9. 26
  4. ^ Isocrates or. 9. 26-32; Diodorus Siculus 14. 98. 1


  • Abdemon. In: Neuer Pauly (English: Brill's New Pauly), vol. 1, 1996, col. 11-12.
Unknown King of Salamis ca. 415–411 BC Succeeded byEvagoras I
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