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Balacrus (Greek: Bάλακρoς) the son of Nicanor, one of Alexander the Great's "Somatophylakes" (bodyguards), was appointed satrap of Cilicia after the Battle of Issus, 333 BC.[1] He fell in battle against the Pisidians in the lifetime of Alexander.[2] It was probably this Balacrus who married Phila, the daughter of Antipater, and subsequently the wife of Craterus.[3]



  1. ^ Arrian, Anabasis Alexandri, ii. 12
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xviii. 22
  3. ^ Photius, Bibliotheca, cod. 166

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Balacrus (1)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.