), a general of Agathocles, the tyrant of Syracuse, who was despatched by him with an army against Messana, where the Syracusan exiles had taken refilge. Pasiphilus defeated the Messanians, and compelled them to expel the exiles. (Diod. 19.102
.) IIe was shortly after sent a second time (together with Demophilus) to oppose the exiles, who haodi assembled a large force under Deinocrates and Philonides, and attacked and totally defeated them near Galaria. (Id. ib
At a subsequent period (ia. 100.306), the disasters sustained by Ag.; thocles in Africa indnced Pasiphilus to despair of his cause, and he went over to Dl)inocrates, with the whole force under his command.
But his treachery was justly punished, for the following year )einocrates, having, in his tiurn, betraved his associates, and made a separate peace with Agathocles, caused Pasiphilus to 1be arrested and put to death at Gela, B. C. 305. (Id. 20.77, 90.)