Eperatus

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Eperatus (Epiratos) of Pharae in Achaea was an Ancient Greek general of the 3rd century BC.

He was elected strategos of the Achaean League in 219 BC. This was done by the intrigues of Apelles, the adviser of Philip V of Macedon, and in opposition to Timoxenus, who was supported by Aratus of Sicyon. Eperatus was held universally in low estimation, and was in fact totally unfit for his office, on which he entered in 218 BC, so that, when his year had expired, he left numerous difficulties to Aratus, who succeeded him.[1]

Preceded by
Aratos of Sicyon
Strategos of the Achaean League
218 BC – 217 BC
Succeeded by
Aratos of Sicyon

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  1. ^ Polyb. iv. 82, v. 1, 5, 30, 91; Plut. Arat. 48. (cited by Elder)