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Cratesipolis
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(Κρατησίπολις; Kratēsípolis). Wife of Alexander [8], married before 314 BC. After her husband was murdered in 314, she succeeded in establishing herself in the area he ruled, the centres of Corinth and Sicyon (Diod. Sic. 19,67) and maintained power with the aid of  Polyperchon (Diod. Sic. 19,74). In 308, C. handed the rule of her cities to Ptolemy I (Diod. Sic. 20,37), outwitting the mercenaries on Acrocorinth in the process (Polyaenus, Strat. 8,58), and retired to Pagae, where Demetrius [2] Poliorketes wanted to pay her a visit in 307 BC (Plut. Demetrius 9).

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Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), “Cratesipolis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e622250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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