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(Πευκέστας; Peukéstas).

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[1] Commander of the occupation of Egypt under Alexander the Great

Son of Macartatus, he and Balacrus [2] were commanders of the garrison in Egypt under Alexander [4] the Great (Arr. An. 3,5,5, 331 BC). In the  Saqqara necropolis a decree by P. for the protection of a priestly estate has been found.


E.G. Turner, A Commander-in-Chief's Order from Saqqâra, in: J…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Peucestas”, 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 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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