Archon of Pella

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Archon (Ancient Greek: Ἄρχων; died 321 BC) was a Pellaean, appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC.[1] He is probably the same as the son of Cleinias mentioned in the Indian expedition of Alexander.[2] He perished in 321 in a fight against Docimus.[3] An inscription in Delphi shows that Archon had taken part in both the Isthmian and Pythian Games of 333-332, winning some horse-races.


  1. ^ Justin, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus, xiii. 4; Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xviii. 3.
  2. ^ Arrian, Indica, 18
  3. ^ Arrian, FGrH 156 F 10a, 3-5


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  • Epigraphical Database
  • University of Naples Federico II. Archon di Pella vince gli Isthmia e ai Pythia.
  • Matz, David. Greek and Roman Sport. McFarland, 1991.
  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Archon". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. I. p. 273.