The Jewish refugees had turned the balance, and so Judas became strategus of Judaea, whilst Menelaus was put to death.
The Persian invaders, and was elected strategus for the year 4 80 -479.
In 479 he was re-elected strategus, and invested with special powers as commander of the Athenian contingent at Plataea; he is also said to have judiciously suppressed a conspiracy among some oligarchic malcontents in the army, and to have played a prominent part in arranging for the celebration of the victory.
The satrapic administration was retained by Alexander and his successors, especially in the Seleucid empire, where the satrap generally is designated as strategus; but their provinces were much smaller than under the Persians.
Strategus), dwindled away into matters of routine.