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[1] Greek mercenary commander (late 5th cent. BC)

P. of Megara led a mercenary unit to Cyrus [3] in Sardis (Xen. An. 1,2,3), but later, in Myriandrus and under unexplained circumstances, he broke away from the army of Cyrus, together with the mercenary leader Xenias  (ibid. 1,4,6-9).

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[2] Freedman from Athens, 4th cent. BC

The example of P. provides a good insight in the business of an Athenian trapezítēs . Origi…

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Beck, Hans (Cologne) and Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), “Pasion”, 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 30 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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