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(Ολύμπιχος; Olýmpichos). Seleucid stratēgós in Caria (Cares, Caria) with residence in Alinda. Appointed in about 246 BC, he intervened in conflicts between Mylasa and the sanctuary of Labraunda. The great independence of O., who after 227 switched to the Antigonid side, is reflected in his being described as dynástēs in Polybius (5,90; Dynasteia) and in modern scholarship, and possibly in his possessing his own registry (epistolographeîon, cf. [1]). O.' quarrel with Mylasa and Iasus [5] was settled by Philippus V of Macedonia. O. took part in the reconstruct…

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Behrwald, Ralf (Chemnitz), “Olympichus”, 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 05 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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