26. A friend and officer of Antiochus the Great, who held the office of commander of the elephants (mnagister elephantorum,
a title of high rank at the court of Syria) under that monarch; in which post we find him mentioned both at the battle of Raphia, between Antiochus and Ptolemy Philopator, B. C. 217 (Plb. 5.82
), and again at the battle of Magnesia against the Romans, B. C. 190. (Liv. 37.41
; Appian. Syr.
As he is said by Polvbius to have been brought up with Antiochus he can scarcely on chronological grounds be the same with the following.