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Age'tas (*)Agh/tas), commander-in-chief of the Aetolians in B. C. 217, made an incursion into Acarnania and Epirus, and ravaged both countries. (Plb. 5.91. 96
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Agrippa, Marcius a man of the lowest origin, was appointed by Macrinus in B. C. 217, first to the government of Pannonia and afterwards to that of Dacia. (Dion. Cass. 78.13.) He seems to be the same person as the Marcius Agrippa, admiral of the fleet, who is mentioned by Spartianus as privy to the death of Antoninus Caracallus. (Anton. Car. 6.)
Alexander (*)Ale/candros), was appointed governor of PHOCIS by Philip III. of Macedonia. The Phocian town of Phanoteus was commanded by Jason, to whom he had entrusted this post. In concert with him he invited the Aetolians to come and take possession of the town, promising that it should be opened and surrendered to them. The Aetolians, under the command of Aegetas, accordingly entered the town at night; and when their best men were within the walls, they were made prisoners by Alexander and his associate. This happened in B. C. 217. (Plb. 5.96.) [L.
s a native of Carystus in Euboea (Cassius Iatros. Problem. Phys. § 58), the son of Chrysar or Chrysaor (o( to=u *Xru/saros or *Xrusa/oros), if the name be not corrupt (Galen, Explicat. Vocum Hippocr. s. v. *)Indiko/n, vol. xix. p. 105), and one of the followers of Herophilus. (Cels. De Medic. v. Praef. p. 81; Soran. De Arte Obstetr. 100.48. p. 101.) He was physician to Ptolemy Philopator, king of Egypt, and was killed while in attendance on that prince, shortly before the battle of Raphia (B. C. 217), by Theodotus the Aetolian, who had secretly entered the tent with the intent to murder the king. (Plb. 5.81.) He wrote several medical works, of which nothing remains but the titles, and a few extracts preserved by different ancient authors. He was probably the first person who wrote a treatise on hydrophobia, which he called *Kuno/lussos. (Caelius Aurel. De Morb. Acut. 3.9, p. 218.) In one of his works *Peri\ th=s *)Iatrikh=s *Genealogi/as On Medical Genealogy, he is said by Soranus, in
Andro'machus 5. Of Aspendus, one of Ptolemy Philopator's commanders at the battle of Raphia, in which Antiochus the Great was defeated, B. C. 217. After the battle Ptolemy left Andromachus in command of Coele-Syria and Phoenicia. (Polyb 5.64, 83, 85, 87.)
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down in a second campaign, conducted by Antiochus in person, who also added to his dominions the province of Media Atropatene. (B. C. 220.) On his return from his eastern provinces, Antiochus commenced war against Ptolemy Philopator, king of Egypt, in order to obtain Coele-Syria, Phoenicia, and Palestine, which he maintained belonged to the Syrian kingdom. At first he was completely successful. In B. C. 218, he gained possession of the chief towns of Phoenicia, but in the following year (B. C. 217), he was defeated in a great battle fought at Raphia near Gaza, and concluded in consequence a peace with Ptolemy, by which he ceded the provinces in dispute. He was the more anxious to make peace with Ptolemy, as he wished to direct all his forces against Achaeus, who had revolted in Asia Minor. In one campaign he deprived Achaeus of his conquests, and put him to death when he fell into his hands in B. C. 214, after sustaining a siege of two years in Sardis. [ACHAEUS, p. 18a.] Antiochu
ent times his influence was more or less shaken with the king. At first he was entirely set aside; and this cannot be wondered at, when his object was to unite Greece as an independent nation, while Philip wished to unite it as subject to himself. In B. C. 218, it appears that Aratus regained his influence by an exposure of the treachery of his opponents; and the effects of his presence were shewn in a victory gained over the combined forces of the Aetolians, Eleans, and Lacedaemonians. In B. C. 217 Aratus was the 17th time chosen general, and every thing, so far as the security of the leagued states was concerned, prospered; but the feelings and objects of the two men were so different, that no unity was to be looked for, so soon as the immediate object of subduing certain states was effected. The story told by Plutarch, of his advice to Philip about the garrisoning of Ithome, would probably represent well the general tendency of the feeling of these two men. In B. C. 213 he died, as
Arsi'noe 5. Called Eurydice by Justin (30.1), and Cleopatra by Livy (27.4), but Arsinoe by Polybius, was the daughter of Ptolemy III. Evergetes, the wife of her brother Ptolemy IV. Philopator, and the mother of Ptolemy V. Epiphanes. She was present with her husband at the battle of Raphia (B. C. 217), in which Antiochus, the Great, was defeated; but her profligate husband was induced towards the end of his reign, by the intrigues of Sosibius, to order Philammon to put her to death. But after the death of Ptolemy Philepator, the female friends of Arsinioe revenged her murder; they broke into the house of Philammon, and killed him together with his son and wife. (Plb. 5.83, 84, 87, 15.25, 32, 33.)
Blaesus 2. Sempronius Blaesus, quaestor in B. C. 217 to the consul Cn. Servilius Geminus, was killed, together with a thousand men, in a descent upon the coast of Africa in this year. (Liv. 22.31.)
BOSTAR 3. A Carthaginian general, who was sent by Hasdrubal, the commander-in-chief of the Carthaginian forces in Spain, to prevent the Romans under Scipio from crossing the Iberus in B. C. 217. But not daring to do this, Bostar fell back upon Saguntum, where all the hostages were kept which had been given to the Carthaginians by the different states in Spain. Here he was persuaded by Abelox, who had secretly gone over to the Romans, to set these hostages at liberty, because such an act would secure the affections of the Spanish people. But the hostages had no sooner left the city, than they were betrayed by Abelox into the hands of the Romans. For his simplicity on this occasion, Bostar was involved in great danger. (Plb. 3.98, 99; Liv. 22.22.)
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