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Phalaecus
(335 words)

(Φάλαικος; Phálaikos).

[German version]

[1] Phocian army officer

Son of Onomarchus. P., while a minor, was deployed in 352 BC by his uncle Phayllus [1] as fourth stratēgòs autokrátōr ('general or executive with special powers of authority') of the Phocians in the 3rd Sacred War. Mnaseas [1] was appointed as his guardian but died as early as 351 (Diod. Sic. 16,38,6f.). After an inconclusive series of battles against Thebes, P. was deposed in 347, apparently because of his …

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Beck, Hans (Cologne) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Phalaecus”, 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 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e917780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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