Eurybotas of Crete was the toxarch of the Cretan archers in the Macedonian army, a position to which he may have been summoned already by Philip II, when he planned his Asiatic campaign. He was killed, along with seventy of his men, in the Siege of Thebes in 335 BC. His successor appears to have been Ombrion of Crete.
Cretan archers were highly skilled and were an essential part of Greek military tactics. The Cretan archers were generally mercenaries.
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