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19. Surnamed MACRON, an Egyptian officer, who was appointed to the government of Cyprus during the minority of Ptolemy Philometor; an office which he discharged with zeal and ability. By prudent economy in the administration of the island, he amassed a large sum of money which he sent to Philometor, on his attaining his majority, and thus secured the favour of the young king (Plb. 27.12, and Vales. ad loc. 1). What led to the change in his policy we know not, but we subsequently find him betraying his trust, and giving over the island of Cyprus to Antiochus Epiphanes. (2 Macc. 10.12.)

1 * This passage is referred by Schweighäuser to Ptolemy son of Agesarchus, to whom it is certainly not applicable.

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