Lysimachus of Acarnania

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Lysimachus of Acarnania (Greek: Λυσίμαχος, Lysimachos) was one of the tutors of Alexander the Great. Though a man of very slender accomplishments, he ingratiated himself with the royal family by calling himself Phoenix, and Alexander Achilles, and Philip Peleus; and by this sort of flattery, according to Plutarch, he obtained the second place among the young prince's tutors.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, Philip (1870). "Lysimachus (literary, 3)". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.