Alexander of Phocis

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Alexander of Phocis
Native name
OccupationGovernor of Phocis
Years activec. 210s BC

Alexander (Gr. Ἀλέξανδρος) was appointed governor of Phocis by Philip V of Macedon. The Phocian town of Panopeus 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 217 BC.[1][2]


  1. ^ Polybius, v. 96
  2. ^ Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alexander". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 125.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Alexander". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. p. 125.