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Olympias
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(Ὀλυμπιάς; Olympiás).

[German version]

[1] Daughter of Neoptolemus

Daughter of Neoptolemus [2], born in about 375 BC. She was not given the name O. until after the Olympic victory of Philippus II in 356 BC (cf. Plut. Mor. 401b). She married Philip in 357 as his fifth wife (Ath. 13,557b) and bore him Alexander [4] the Great (356) and Cleopatra [II 3]. The birth of a successor elev…

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Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), Nutton, Vivian (London), Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), Brändle, Rudolf (Basle) and Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim), “Olympias”, 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 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830390>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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