the region of Marmarica.
He met his end at last by treachery, being strangled by his brother or friend, Learchus. His wife, Eryxo, however, soon after avenged his death by the murder of his assassin. His reign lasted, according to some, from 560 to 550 B. C.; according to others, from 554 to 544. (Hdt. 4.160; Diod. Exc. de Virt. et Vit. p. 232; Plut. de Virt. Mul. pp. 260, 261; Thrige, §§ 35, 37.)
5. BATTUS III., or "the lame" (*Xwlo/s), son of Arcesilaus JI., reigned from B. C. 550 to 530, or, as some state it, from 544 to 529.
In his time, the Cyrenaeans, weakened by internal seditions, apprehensive of assaults from Libya and Egypt, and distressed too perhaps by the consciousness of the king's inefficiency, invited Demonax, a Mantinean, by the advice of the Delphic oracle, to settle the constitution of the city.
The conflicting claims of the original colonists with those of the later settlers, and the due distribution of power between the sovereign and the commonalt