PATROCLUS pə trō’ kləs (Πατρόκλος). Father of Nicanor, the Syrian general engaged against the Jews during the Maccabean revolt in 166 b.c. (1 Macc 3:38; 2 Macc 8:9). (See Nicanor.) The father of the ill-fated general is otherwise unknown. His name derives from the Homeric hero Patroclos, the friend of Achilles whom Hector killed.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

The father of the Syrian general Nicanor (2 Macc 8:9).