Ptolemy (somatophylax)

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Ptolemy (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος) was one of the selected officers of Alexander the Great, called Somatophylaces. He was killed at the siege of Halicarnassus, 334 BC, commanding two taxeis of Hypaspists, those of Adaeus and Timander.

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