An army of 10 000 Greek mercenaries under the leadership of Cyrus mustered to dethrone Cyrus's brother, Artaxerxes Mnemon
, the former king of the Persian Empire.
Other characters are Henry, Mnemon
, Helena and her lover Hafiz: in a long poem a three-way sexual encounter between Mnemon
, Helena and Hafiz is described.
Representaciones de genero y poder en el trabajo de Rigas], Mnemon
23 (2001), pp.
The more secular aspect, a pleasure garden, was noted by the Achaemenian monarch Artaxerxes II Mnemon
Nepos' book on foreign generals ended with the enumeration and brief description of the careers of fourteen kings: the Persians Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, Artaxerxes Macrochir, and Artaxerxes Mnemon
, the Macedonians Philip and Alexander, Pyrrhus, Dionysius I of Syracuse, and the Successors Antigonus, Demetrius, Lysimachus, Seleucus, and Ptolemy.
Ancient Greek cities designated a mnemon
, someone who remembered the past for the purpose of judicial or ritual decisions, but who was "with the development of writing .
Mnemon can and should be taken as a Greek translation of the theophoric name, Vahuman (New Persian Barman), which he assumed as a sign of his devotion to Vohu Manah ("Good Thought"), the second of the Zoroastrian Amesha Spentas ("Holy Immortals").
I believe the hitherto unexplained epithet Mnemon enables us to establish the basic identification of Ardasir-Bahman with Artaxerxes II.
2) My hypothesis is that the "*Artaxsahr who is called Vahuman," and the spelling of whose name is curiously archaized, is the Artaxerxes II surnamed Mnemon (Vahuman).
But this does not preclude an earlier rational translation of the epithet Vahuman ("of Good Thought") as Mnemon ("mindful one").