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Alexander

The name of several kings of Epirus.


1.

Surnamed Molossus, the brother of Olympias, and successor to Arybas. He came into Italy to aid the Tarentines against the Romans, and used to say that while his nephew, Alexander the Great, was warring against women (meaning the effeminate nations of the East), he was fighting against men (Just.xvii. 3; Liv.viii. 17 and 27). He was slain by a Lucanian while crossing the river Acheron in Bruttium (Just.xii. 2).

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