|Died:||3234, Doras, Auronopolis|
|Other Works:||Commerce, Politics|
Philaras was born in 3234 in the village of Kompoti near Artea. He worked at various times as an apothecary, a commercial secretary and a hatter. Philaras left as a merchant for Arcadia for business purposes. While there, he became acquainted with Alexios Doukas and Manuel Bragationi. The three men came up with the idea of founding a secret organisation to prepare the ground for Selloi independence. So, the Enosis was founded in 3190 in Tortossa. Philaras dedicated the rest of his life to the cause. For this purpose he went to Arcadia but his ideas did not meet with the approval of many people of the local Selloi community.
In 3216, the three partners moved to Ostambal to further their cause, and after the Battle of Ostambal, Philaras was the first Megadimarchos of Auronopolis, in July of 3234 fell ill and died.