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Megaleas
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(Μεγαλέας;Megaléas). A Macedonian, appointed by Antigonus [3] Doson in his will as head of the chancery (epì toû grammateíou) of Philippus V in 222 BC (Pol. 4,87,8). Together with Apelles [1] and Leontius [2] M. opposed the anti-Aetolian western policy of the young king and in the year 218 physically attacked Aratus [2], for which he was condemned by court martial. Released on Leontius's bail, M. fled to Thebes, where he took his life before being extradited (Pol. 5,2,8; 15f.; 25,1f.; 26-28) [1. 170].

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1 Errington.

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Megaleas”, 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 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e729160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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