), one of the royal body-guards at the Egyptian court, was suspected by the profligate Agathocles, who had been minister of Ptolemy Philopater, and was now tuiardian of the young Epiphanes, of being leagued with Tlepolemus and others in a conspiracy against him. Agathocles accordingly ordered Nicostratus, Isis secretary, to examine Moeragenes with torture. When the latter had been stripped for this purpose, a servant entered and whispered something in the ear of Nicostratus, who immediately left the room in great agitation.
The attendants, who were to have administered the torture, gazed at one another in wonder for some time, and then one by one withdrew. Moeragenes, thus left alone, fled forth, naked as he was, to a tent near the palace, where a party of soldiers were taking their mid-day meal, and by his exhortations incited them to raise the tumult which ended in the murder of Agathocles and his family, B. C. 202. (Plb. 15.27
, &c.) [AGATHOCLEA.]