Cilicia is located in the Eastern end of the Mediteranian. Legend has it
that the capitol city "Tarsos" was established by "Sandoros" of Syria and populated by Samian people
from Peloponnesos. "Tarsos" was the chief mint of the Persian Satraps. In
379 BC, the Satrap Pharnabazos was given the task by the Persian King to
recapture Egypt as was Datames the Satrap of Cappadocia. A vast sum of silver
was coined for this undertaking. In 374 BC, Pharnabazos died leaving Datames
in charge of the Egytian campaign, but instead he used the resouces to
lead a revolt against Persia.