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Balacrus (in Greek Bαλακρoς), the son of Nicanor, one of Alexander the Great's body-guard, was appointed satrap of Cilicia after the battle of Issus, 333 BC.1 He fell in battle against the Pisidians in the life-time of Alexander.2 It was probably this Balacrus who married Phila, the daughter of Antipater, and subsequently the wife of Craterus.3


Smith, William; Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, "Balacrus (1)", Boston, (1867)


1 Arrian, Anabasis Alexandri, ii. 12

2 Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca, xviii. 22

3 Photius, Bibliotheca, cod. 166


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1867).

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