Panteus
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[German version]

(Παντεύς; Panteús). Spartan, who in 223 BC successfully commanded two Spartan units under Cleomenes [6] III in the attack on Megalopolis (Plut. Cleomenes 23,5-6). After the battle of Sellasia, he fled to Egypt with Cleomenes , where he committed suicide after the latter's failed attempt to free himself from internment (ibid. 37,13-16; 38,5; Pol. 5,37,8).

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Panteus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 27 July 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e906360>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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