4. A Macedonian officer of rank, who, in the disputes that followed the death of Alexander
, distinguished himself as a warm partizan of Perdiccas.
In order to conciliate the favour of the regent, he endeavoured, though ineffectually, to prevent Arrhidaeus from transporting the body of the deceased monarch to Egypt (Arrian, apud Phot.
He afterwards served under Alcetas, the brother of Perdiccas, and was taken prisoner by Antigonus in Pisidia, together with Attalus and Docimus, B. C. 320. From this time he shared the fortunes of Attals; the history of their captivity, escape, and final defeat has been already given. [ATTALUS, No. 2.] (Diod. 18.45
It is highly probable, as suggested by Droysen, that this Polemon is the same with the son of Andromenes (No. 1), and that he was consequently a brother of Attalus, with whom we find him so closely connected.