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Nicanor of Syria
Nicanor of Syria (Νικάνωρ, Nikanōr). Son of Patroclus. A Syrian general first under Antiochus IV Epiphanes and then under Demetrius I Soter who fought against the Jews in the Maccabean period. One of Demetrius’ “chief friends” (2 Macc 8:9).Nicanor held a high position in Lysias’ campaign against the