Demetrius
(7,578 words)

(Δημήτριος; Dēmḗtrios).

Well-known personalities: the Macedonian King D. [2] Poliorketes; the politician and writer D. [4] of Phalerum; the Jewish-Hellenistic chronographer D. [29].

I. Politically active personalities

[German version]

[1] Officer under Alexander the Great

Officer under Alexander [4], fought at Gaugamela as commander of a troop (ile) of  Hetairoi and in India he commanded a hipparchy.

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), Schütrumpf, Eckart E. (Boulder, CO), Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld), Strothmann, Meret (Bochum), Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), Will, Wolfgang (Bonn), Eck, Werner (Cologne), Makris, Georgios (Bochum), Rist, Josef (Würzburg) et al., “Demetrius”, 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 18 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e314200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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