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Pantauchus
(207 words)

(Πάνταυχος; Pántauchos).

[German version]

[1] Macedonian military commander (early 3rd cent. BC)

A Macedonian (from Beroea?) [1. 423], commander and probably 'friend of the king' (phílos) of Demetrius [2] Poliorcetes. In 289 BC, P. was defeated in a courageous single combat with Pyrrhus during a battle in Aetolia (Plut. Pyrrhus 7,4-9; Plut. Demetrius 41,3) [2. 224f].

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[2] Friend of Perseus [2]

Son of Balacrus of Beroea, pro…

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Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich), “Pantauchus”, 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 19 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e906300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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