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(Ἡφαιστίων; Hēphaistíōn).

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[1] Commander under Alexander the Great, 4th cent. BC

H. of Pella, friend and probably lover of  Alexander [4]. Their relationship was soon likened to that of  Patroclus and  Achilles [1] and correspondingly embellished. It is doubtful whether he was a childhood friend of Alexander (Curt. 3,12,16), as he was not banished by  Phil…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), Neudecker, Richard (Rome), Ameling, Walter (Jena), Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) and Hübner, Wolfgang (Münster), “Hephaestion”, 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 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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