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Alexander of Pherae

Alexander of Pherae (fēr´ē), d. 358 BC, tyrant of the city of Pherae in Thessaly after 369 BC He was opposed by other Thessalian cities and by the Thebans. Pelopidas failed (368 BC) in one expedition against him and was briefly imprisoned. Returning in 364 BC, 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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