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Poly'damas

2. Of Pharsalus in Thessaly, was entrusted by his fellow-citizens about B. C. 375, with the supreme government of their native town. Polydamas forced an alliance with Sparta, with which state his family had long been connected by the bonds of public hospitality; but he soon after entered into a treaty with Jason of Pherae. The history of this treaty is related elsewhere [Vol II. p. 554b.]. On the murder of Jason in B. C. 370, his brother Polyphron, who succeeded to his power, put to death Polydamas and eight other most distinguished citizens of Pharsalus. (Xen. Hell. 6.1.2, &100.6.4.34.)

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