Nicanor (Ptolemaic general)

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Nicanor /nˈknər/ (Greek: Nικάνωρ Nikā́nōr) lived in 4th century BC and was a friend and a general for Ptolemy, the son of Lagus, who was dispatched by the Ptolemaic Egyptian king in 320 BC with an army to reduce Syria and Phoenicia. He took Laomedon, the governor of those provinces, prisoner.[1]

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  1. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xviii. 43

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Nicanor (8)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.