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Title: Who was Antipatrides?
Subtitle: Nearchus and the Conquest of Telmessus in Polyaenus 5.35
Author(s): DOMINGO GYGAX, Marc
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 20 Date: 2021
This paper analyses Polyaenus’ stratagem 5.35 as a narrative of an historical event. It deals with the position of Antipatrides of Telmessus; Nearchus’ career under Alexander the Great and Antigonus Monophthalmus; the historical context of the stratagem; and problems of chronology. It concludes that sense can be made of Polyaenus’ story without assuming that the author is mixing information from different periods or inventing substantial parts of his account.