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Lagoras
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(Λαγόρας; Lagóras). As an officer of Ptolemaios IV, L. of Crete tried in vain in 219 BC to occupy the narrow pass of Berytus before Antiochus [5] III. Later, he defected to Antiochus. In the latter's war against Achaeus [5], L. forced his way into the besieged city of Sardis at an unguarded position on the city wall and opened a gate to the besiegers (Pol. 5,61,9; 7,15-18).

Bibliography

M. Launey, Recherches sur les armées hellénistiques, 21987, 1163

H. H. Schmitt, Unt. zur Geschichte Antiochos' d.Gr., 1964.

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Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), “Lagoras”, 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 17 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e628860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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