Lydiadas of Megalopolis

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Lydiadas of Megalopolis was an ancient Greek tyrant of his city Megalopolis in Arcadia. He came to power around the year 245 BC, but after ten years he decided to step down, leading his city to join the Achaean League. As a reward the Achaeans elected him to the post of strategos, that is (commanding general) of the League, for three terms in 234/33, 232/31 and 230/29 BC. In 227 BC he lost the elections against Aratus of Sicyon, but was chosen as hipparch, and in this position he fell at the gates of his city during a cavalry charge against the Spartan king Cleomenes III.

Preceded by
Aratos of Sicyon
Strategos of the Achaean League
234 BC – 233 BC
Succeeded by
Aratos of Sicyon
Preceded by
Aratos of Sicyon
Strategos of the Achaean League
232 BC – 231 BC
Succeeded by
Aratos of Sicyon
Preceded by
Aratos of Sicyon
Strategos of the Achaean League
228 BC – 227 BC
Succeeded by
Aristomachos of Argos