chapter  IX
The sons of Larichos: Erigyios and Laomedon
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Nearchos (ap. Arr. Ind. 18. 4 = FGrH 133 F1; cf. Whitby, BNJ) lists Laomedon son of Larichos among the Makedones from Amphipolis; other sources describe him as “Mitylenaian,” the ethnic also applied (once) to his brother Erigyios. Thus it appears that the family left Lesbos-perhaps in the political upheavals of the early 340s-and was settled by Philip II in Amphipolis.85 Erigyios’ position as hetairos of the Crown Prince, Alexander, indicates that the family belonged to the most highly favored of Philip’s naturalized Makedones.