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Androsthenes of Thasos

Androsthenes ( Ἀνδροσθένης ) of Thasos, son of Callistratus, was one of the admirals of Alexander the Great. He sailed as a trierarch with Nearchus, and was also sent by Alexander down the Euphrates to explore the coast of the Persian Gulf, skirting the coast of Arabia in a triacontor and sailing farther than Archias of Pella. He wrote an account of this voyage, titled The Navigation of the Indian sea (Ὁ τῆς Ἰνδικῆς παραπλοῦς).