Pytheas was a brother of Acatidas the runner, and son
Character of the Boeotarch Pytheas.
of Cleomenes. He had led an evil life, and
was reported to have wasted the flower of his
youth in unnatural debauchery. In political life
also he was audacious and grasping, and had been supported
by Eumenes and Philataerus for these very reasons. . . .
Histories. Polybius. Evelyn S. Shuckburgh. translator. London, New York. Macmillan. 1889. Reprint Bloomington 1962.
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