- king of Lydia c617–560 b.c.
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With the subjugation of Colophon the successes of Alyattes ended.
Clearchus of Soli calls the tomb of Alyattes "the tomb of the Hetæra."
Herodotus tells us that Alyattes drove the Cimmerians out of Asia.
The position and the fortunes of Miletus down to the times of Alyattes have been mentioned above.
The Lydians preserved a grateful memory of Alyattes, "the most just and wise of their kings," as Xanthus calls him.