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Philotas
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(Φιλώτας; Philṓtas).

[German version]

[1] Macedonian nobleman, 4th cent. BC

Eldest son of Parmenion [1]; following Philippus' [I 4] II marriage to Cleopatra [II 2] P. stood by him against Alexander [4] the Great in the Pixodarus affair. After Philip’s death (336 BC) and the murder of Attalus [1] by Parmenion [1], P. was promoted to the command of the hetaíroi , whom he led in the great bat…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Philotas”, 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 09 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e922470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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