6. A pretender to the throne of Macedonia.
According to the scholiast on Aeschines (p. 754, ed. Reiske), he belonged to the royal family.
He made his appearance in B. C. 368, after Alexander II., the son of Amyntas II., had been assassinated by Ptolemaeus; and, being supported by numerous adherents, gained possession of several towns. Eurydice, the widow of Amyntas, sent to request the aid of the Athenian general, Iphicrates, who expelled Pausanias from the kingdom. (Aeschines, de falsa Leg.
100.23, p. 31, ed. Steph.; Corn. Nepos, Iphicr.