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Persian satrap (governor) of
Arachosia in 521 BCE who was appointed by king
Cambyses (530-522) and was loyal to the deceased king's relative
Dariush the Great.
Dariush says: That
Vahyazdata, who called himself
Smerdis, sent men to Arachosia against a Persian named Vivana, my servant, the satrap of Arachosia. He appointed a certain man to be their leader, and thus he spoke to him, saying: 'Go smite Vivana and the host which acknowledges king Dariush!'
Then that army that Vahyazdata had sent marched against Vivana to give him battle. At a fortress called Kapisha-kanish they fought the battle. Ahuramazda brought me help; by the grace of Ahuramazda my army utterly overthrew that rebel host. On the thirteenth day of the month
Anamaka was the battle fought by them.
King Dariush says: The rebels assembled a second time and went out against Vivana to give him battle. At a place called
Gandutava they fought a battle. Ahuramazda brought me help; by the grace of Ahuramazda my army utterly overthrew that rebel host. On the seventh day of the month
Viyaxana the battle was fought by them.
King Dariush says: The man who was commander of that army that Vahyazdata had sent forth against Vivana fled thence with a few horsemen. They went to a fortress in Arachosia called Arshada. Then Vivana with the army marched after them on foot. There he seized him, and he slew the men who were his chief followers.
King Dariush says: Then was the province mine. This is what was done by me in Arachosia.
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