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    Cosmartidene, a Babylonian lady was the fourth wife of Artaxerxes I Makrocheir: Achaemenid king of the Persian Empire, ruled from 465 to 424/423.Cosmartidene of Babylon was a concubine of the Persian king Artaxerxes I (reign: 465 - 424 a. C.). According to the Greek historian Ctesias of Cnidus, the only source, Cosmartidene Arsites bore and the future King Darius II Ochus, but noted that the latter interpretation of the text is not entirely clara.1When Artaxerxes died broke a succession crisis that claimed the lives of Xerxes II (the rightful heir, son of Queen Damaspia) and Sogdian, a bastard child. Finally won Oco, who reigned under the name of Darius II (423 to 404 a. C.). Cosmartidene would have become queen mother, but not back to mention, perhaps because they have died ya.2Cosmartidene not the only Babylonian concubine of Artaxerxes I of which has been reported. The assistants rely Alogine Ctesias mentions (the mother of Sogdian) and Andria.

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