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Theophiliscus

a Rhodian, who commanded the fleet sent by his countrymen to the assistance of Attalus, king of Pergamus, against Philip, king of Macedonia, B. C. 201. He bore an important part in the great sea-fight off Chios, which was brought on by his advice, and in which he mainly contributed to the victory, both by his skill and personal valour. But having been led by his ardour too far into the midst of the enemy's fleet, his own ship was assailed on all sides, and he extricated her with great difficulty, having lost almost all his crew, and himself received three wounds, of which lie died shortly after. The highest honours were paid to his memory by the Rhodians. (Plb. 16.2, 5, 9.)

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