Rhemaxos


Rhemaxos

Rhemaxos was an ancient king who ruled to the north of Danube around 200 BC and who was the protector of the Greek colonies in Dobruja, receiving a tribute from them in exchange of protection against outside attacks. It appears that the links with the Greek cities lasted a rather long period of time, as several treaties have been found.

His origin is still unknown. Most historians have suggested that he was the chieftain of a Dacian tribe union on the Romanian Plain, although there are other possibilities, such as his having been a Scythian or even a Celt from Bessarabia.

References

*"Dicţionar de istorie veche a României" ("Dictionary of ancient Romanian history") (1976) Editura Ştiinţifică şi Enciclopedică, pp. 504


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