(Βραχύλλης; Brachýllēs). From Thebes, son of Neon, firm supporter of the pro-Macedonian party in Boeotia; in 222 BC royal commissioner of Antigonus Doson in Sparta, ally and confidant of Philip V in the 2nd Macedonian War (Pol. 18,1,2; 20,5,12) [1. 50-51]; when released from captivity by Flamininus, B. was elected boeotarch in 197/6, and that so unsettled the pro-Romans in Zeuxippus' entourage that they had him murdered with the acquiescence of Flamininus and help from Alexamenus (Pol. 18,43; Liv. 33,27,8-28,3) [1. 54-57].
Cite this pageGünther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Brachylles”, 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 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e219730>
First published online: 2006
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