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(Βόηθος; Bóēthos).

I. Political figures

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[1] Ptolemaean civil servant, 136/5 BC

Son of Nicostratus from Caria; in the service of the Ptolemies well before 149 BC, he occupied various administrative positions before becoming epistrategos of Thebes. Founded two cities in Lower Nubia.


K. Vandorpe, Der früheste Beleg eines Strategen der Thebais als Epistrategen, in: ZPE 73, 1988, 47-50.

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Ameling, Walter (Jena), Inwood, Brad (Toronto), Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen), Gottschalk, Hans (Leeds), Degani, Enzo (Bologna), Montanari, Franco (Pisa), Neudecker, Richard (Rome) and Michel, Simone (Hamburg), “Boethus”, 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 23 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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