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Medius
(333 words)

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[1] Dynast of Larisa, conqueror of Pharsalus 395 BC

(Μήδιος/Mḗdios in MSS; better Μήδειος/Mḗdeios, in epigraphy).

Dynast of Larisa [3], of the Aleuadae family, successor of Aristippus; in 395 BC he joined the newly formed anti-Spartan alliance in the fight against the tyrant Lycophron [2] of Pherae and captured Pharsalus, which housed a Spartan garrison (Diod. Sic. 14,82,5f…

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Beck, Hans (Cologne), Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) and Inwood, Brad (Toronto), “Medius”, 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_e728300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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