After the conquest of Sardis in c. 546 BC, Cyrus entrusted the Lydian Paktyes to accumulate and transfer the treasury of the Lydian kingdom to Persia. However, when Cyrus departed, Paktyes induced a revolt, having the support of the Greek cities of Asia Minor. Nevertheless, upon the arrival of Cyrus’ military forces, the rebels dispersed. Paktyes fled to Cyme, then to Mytilene and finally to Chios. The Chians turned him over to the Persians. The failure of his rebellion left the Lydians and the Greeks exposed to the great new power.