Nicanor (Ptolemaic general)
Nicanor (//; Greek: Nικάνωρ Nīkā́nōr) 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.
- Smith, William (editor); Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, "Nicanor (8)", Boston, (1867)
- Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xviii. 43
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Nicanor (8)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.