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Metrodo'rus

*Mhtro/dwros), an officer of Philip V. of Macedon, with whom, in B. C. 202, the Thasians capitulated on condition that they should not be required to receive a garrison, nor to pay tribute, that they should have no soldiers billeted on them, and should retain their own laws. Philip, however, broke this agreement and reduced them to slavery. (Plb. 15.24.) We learn from a fragment of Polybius that Metrodorus greatly excited Philip's displeasure, but by what conduct, or on what occasion, does not appear. (Polyb. Fragm. Hist. xxxii.; Suid. s. v. Ἀνατάσεις.) It was perhaps the same Metrodorus who is mentioned by Polybius as an ambassador from Perseus to the Rhodians, in B. C. 168. (Plb. 29.3, 5.)

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