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When Nausigenes was archon at Athens, in Rome four military tribunes with consular power were elected, Lucius Papirius, Lucius Menenius, Servius Cornelius, and Servius Sulpicius; and the Eleians celebrated the hundred third Olympiad, in which Pythostratus the Athenian won the stadium race. During their term of office Ptolemy1of Alorus, son of Amyntas, assassinated Alexander, his brother-in-law, and was king of Macedon for three years.

1 Ptolemy of Alorus was the husband of Eurynoe, daughter of Amyntas III and Eurydice (Justin 7.4.5, 7), hence the use of τὸν ἀδελφόν. He may well have been the son of an Amyntas since the name was common in Macedonia. After Alexander's death he took the regency for Perdiccas (Aeschin. 2.29) and married the Queen dowager Eurydice (sch. ibid.; Justin 7.4.7). If he was king, no coins were issued in his name. (See Beloch (2), 3.2.67.) See also Plut. Pelopidas 27; Marsyas in Athenaeus Deip. 14.629d.

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