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Meleager (general)

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Meleager (d. 323 BC) was a Macedonian general who served as an infantry commander under Alexander the Great. Following Alexander's death, he led the infantry in their conflict over the succession with the cavalry (led by Perdiccas), urging the succession of Alexander's illegitimate half-brother Arrhidaeus. In the compromise that followed, Meleager was to act as lieutenant to Perdiccas, who was made regent, but he was soon arrested and murdered by Perdiccas.

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