Category: Ancient Macedonian Kings

Ancient Macedonian kings – Perdiccas I of Macedon

This prince followed the example set him by his ancestor, Caranus, in the extension of his dominions. Feeling that he was stronger than his neighbours, he carried war into their territories; and he was so successful in his conquests, that the light of his ” glory” has been obscured, like that of most other heroes, by the shades of romance […]

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Ancient Macedonian kings – Argaeus I of Macedon

Argaeus was a mild and beneficient prince, and governed his people with applause. In his reign, the Illyrians, a fierce and barbarous nation, invaded the Macedonians, and caused them much alarm; but Argaeus having by a stratagem drawn them into his power, fell upon them, and put them to the sword with great slaughter. Argaius ruled’over Macedonia thirty-two years, when […]

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Ancient Macedonian kings – Aeropus I of Macedon

At the commencement of the reign of Aeropus, the Thracians and Illyrians ravaged the country of Macedonia, and were successful in all their battles with his subjects. At length, however, enraged by the misfortunes they had endured, and conceiving that they could only be successful under the auspices of their kmg, they carried the infant Aeropus with them to battle; […]

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Ancient Macedonian kings – Philip I of Macedon

This monarch is said to have been wise and valiant; but nothing is recorded of the transactions of his reign, except that he resisted the attacks of the Illyrians with great courage. According to some authors, he reigned thirty-five years, at the end of which time he was slain in battle, leaving the crown to his infant son.  Bibliography: “History […]

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List of Ancient Macedonian kings

List of Ancient Macedonian kings

Argead Dynasty Caranus Koinos  Tyrimmas  Perdiccas I Argaeus I Philip I Aeropus I Alcetas I 576-547 BC Amyntas I 547-498 BC Alexander I 498-454 BC Perdiccas II 454-413 BC  Archelaus 413-399 BC Craterus 399 BC Orestes 399-396 BC Archelaus II 396-393 BC Amyntus II 393 BC Pausanias 393 BC Amyntas III 393 BC Argaeus II 393-392 BC Amyntas III (restored) […]

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Modern Historians about Macedonia – Nicholas G. L. Hammond

Modern Historians about Macedonia – Nicholas G. L. Hammond

Professor N.G.L Hammond Quote: The strand in his[Alexander] personality which needs to be emphasised in his religious faith. Since childhood he had worshipped Heracles Patrous, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman and through his mother he was descended from Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and a mortal Peleus. In his mother’s veins there was also the blood […]

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Relations between Upper and Lower Macedonia

Relations between Upper and Lower Macedonia

This essay wants to bring in light the complicated if not at certain times adverse relations between the kingdom of ancient Macedon and the kingdoms of Upper Macedonia. Contrary to popular belief there was almost always a rivalry between Mountain kingdoms and the Macedonia state, resembling the one of the greek city-states, since as always happening in the greek world, […]

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