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(Περδίκκας; Perdíkkas).

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[1] Founder of the Macedonian kingdom

According to Herodotus (8,137-139), P. was the 7th-cent. BC founder of the Macedonian royal house and the Macedonian kingdom, whose beginnings lay in the region of the subsequent royal seat of Aegae [1].


M. Zahrnt, Die Entwicklung des makedonischen Reiches bis zu den…

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Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) and Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Perdiccas”, 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 28 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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