or more poperly PHI'LIDAS (Φυλίδας, Φιλίδας
), an Aetolian, was sent by Dorimachus, in the winter of B. C. 219, or rather perhaps early in the following year, to aid the Eleans against Philip V. of Macedon, in Triphylia.
The king, however, made himself master successively of Alipheira, Typaneae, Hypana, and Phigalea, and Philidas, quite unable to check his progress, threw himself into Lepreum.
But the inhabitants were hostile to him, and, on Philip's approach, he was obliged to evacuate the town. Philip pursued him with his light troops and captured all his baggage, but Philidas himself, with his forces, effected his escape to Samicum. Philip, however, began to invest the place, and the besieged army capitulated on condition of being allowed to march out with their arms. (Plb. 4.77