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Erigyius
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(Ἐρίγυιος; Erígyios). From Mytilene, resident of Amphipolis together with his brother  Laomedon, older than Alexander [4] and was banished in 337/6 BC together with others of his friends from younger days. As the only one of this group he was quickly given a command over troops, led the Greek cavalry near  Issus and  Gaugamela, and later appears as a trusted adviser of the king. He also took on special military tasks, thus e.g. against  Satibarzanes, whom he killed in single combat (Arr. Anab. 3,28,3; Curt. 7,4,32-38). He died in the winter of 328/7 and…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Erigyius”, 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 15 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e401470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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