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Margos of Keryneia was the first unique strategos (elected general) of the Achaean League in Ancient Greece who served only for a year, 256 - 255 BC.

Margos started his career around 275 BC by killing the tyrant of Bura and forcing the tyrant Iseas of Keryneia to resign. After joining the Achaean League, in 256 BC he put through a reform to reduce the number of generals from two to one and then became the first leader elected to the post. As elder statesman he later served as navarch (admiral) of the Achaean fleet and fell in the Battle of Paxos against the Illyrians in 229 BC.

New title Strategos of the Achaean League
256–255 BC
Succeeded by
Aratus of Sicyon