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*Prepe/laos), a general in the service of Cassander, king of Macedonia. He is first mentioned in B. C. 315, when he was sent by Cassander on a secret mission to Alexander the son of Polysperchon, whom he succeeded in detaching from the cause of Antigonus and inducing to join his arms with those of Cassander (Diod. 19.64). Shortly after we find him commanding an army which was sent to support Asander in Caria, and co-operating with that general against Ptolemy, the nephew of Antigonus (Id. ib. 68). From this time we hear no more of him till B. C. 303, when he held the important fortress of Corinth with a large force, but was unable to prevent its falling into the hands of Demetrius, and only saved himself by a hasty flight (Id. 20.103). In the following summer (B. C. 302) he was sent by Cassander, with a considerable army, to co-operate with Lysimachus in Asia, where his arms were crowned with the most brilliant successes; he reduced in a short space of time the important cities of Adramyttium, Ephesus, and Sardes, and made himself master of almost the whole of Aeolia and Ionia. But he was unable to prevent the recovery of a great part of these conquests by Demetrius, before the close of the same autumn (Id. 20.107, 111). After this we hear no more of him.


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