etymology doubtful). According to Herodotus (8,137f.) the son of the Heraclid Temenus of Argos, predecessor of the Macedonian king Alexander . Together with his brothers Aeropus  and Perdiccas, G. subjected the whole of Macedonia and founded a new dynasty (Hdt. ibid.). With this aetiology the origin of the Macedonian royal family can be traced through the Temenids to Hercules.
▲ Back to top ▲
Cite this page
Schulte-Altedorneburg, Jörg (Marburg),
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 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e419470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510