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Achillas
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(Ἀχιλλᾶς; Achillâs). Egyptian, praef. regius, but probably not Ptolemaeus XIII's guardian. He carried out the murder of Pompey and was made high commander of the army by Potheinus in the fight against Caesar (48/7 BC).  Arsinoe [II 6] IV retains him first in this office, but then has him killed at the order of  Ganymedes. PP 6, 14594.

Bibliography

L. Mooren, The aulic titulature in Ptolemaic Egypt, 1975, 73 f. no. 029.

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Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Achillas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e102180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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