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Alexander of Pherae
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Biography - Alexander of Pherae
(f r´ ) (KEY) , d. 358 B.C., tyrant of the city of Pherae in Thessaly after 369 B.C. He was opposed by other Thessalian cities and by the Thebans. Pelopidas failed (368 B.C.) in one expedition against him and was briefly imprisoned. Returning in 364 B.C., Pelopidas destroyed Alexander’s power in the battle of Cynoscephalae, though he himself was killed. Alexander was murdered by members of his own family.
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