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Alcetas

(228 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Ἀλκέτας; Alkétas). [German version] [1] King of Macedonia King of Macedonia, father of  Amyntas I [1]. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [2] I, king of the  Molossi (beginning 4th cent. BC) A. I, king of the  Molossi, had to flee to  Dionysius, who tried to lead him back. Once again king, apparently with expanded rulership, he was accepted in 375 BC by  Timotheus into the Athenian League, but subdued in 374 by Iason of Pherae. His coins depict Athena Promachos (P. R. Franke, Die antiken Münzen von Epirus, 1961). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [3] II, king of…

Caranus

(99 words)

Author(s): Michel, Raphael (Basle) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Κάρανος; Káranos). [German version] [1] Founded the Macedonian royal house Founded the Macedonian royal house according to Diod. Sic. 7. 15-17 as a descendant of the Heraclid Temenus (Theopompus FGrH 115 F 393) after immigrating from Argus. He replaces  Perdiccas, named as progenitor of the Macedons in Hdt. 8. 137-139. Michel, Raphael (Basle) [German version] [2] Alleged son of Philippus II Alleged son of  Philippus II, killed by  Alexander [4] the Great after Philippus' death (Just. Epit. 11. 2. 3). Since  Satyrus in Athenaeus (12.557) does not name him, his existence is doubtful. Bad…

Philotas

(583 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Φιλώτας; Philṓtas). [German version] [1] Macedonian nobleman, 4th cent. BC Eldest son of Parmenion [1]; following Philippus' [I 4] II marriage to Cleopatra [II 2] P. stood by him against Alexander [4] the Great in the Pixodarus affair. After Philip’s death (336 BC) and the murder of Attalus [1] by Parmenion [1], P. was promoted to the command of the hetaíroi , whom he led in the great battles against the Persians. In autumn 330 BC his brother Nicanor [1] died. P. remained behind for the funeral while Alexander continued the march. …

Hermolaus

(158 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
(Ἑρμόλαος; Hermólaos). [German version] [1] Conspirator against Alexander the Great Son of Sopolis, page ( Basilikoi paides) of  Alexander [4], pre-empted the king in the slaying of a wild boar and was humiliatingly punished by him (327 BC). In revenge he hatched a conspiracy among the pages but it failed and was betrayed to the king. The accused, after being tortured, were sentenced to death and stoned with the consent of the army.  Callisthenes, hated by Alexander as an opponent of  proskynesis, was sus…

Hegelochus

(247 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἡγέλοχος; Hēgélochos). [German version] [1] Fleet officer under Alexander the Great, 4th cent. BC Son of Hippostratus, officer under  Alexander [4]. Initially commander of the vanguard cavalry, he was commissioned to form a Macedonian fleet from ships collected from Greek cities in the summer of 333 BC (Arr. Anab. 2,2,3; inexact Curt. 3,1,19f.; Amphoterus was his subordinate, not his colleague). After the death of  Memnon his fleet dominated the Hellespont, where he i.a. stopped an Athenian grain fleet (Ps.-…

Arrhidaeus

(510 words)

Author(s): Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Ἀρριδαῖος; Arrhidaîos) [German version] [1] Ruler of Upper-Macedonian Elimea (5th cent. AD) Son or son-in-law of Macedonian king  Amyntas [1] I and ruler of the Upper Macedonian region of Elimea (schol. Thuc. 1,57,3). Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) Bibliography F. Geyer, Makedonien bis zur Thronbesteigung Philipps II., 1930, 78f. HM, Vol. 2, 18f. [German version] [2] Father of King Amyntas [3] III (2nd half 5th cent. AD) Son of Amyntas, grandson of the Macedonian king Alexander [2] I and father of King Amyntas [3] III (Syll.3 135, 157; Diod. Sic. 15.60.3). Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) Bibliography…

Teutamus

(229 words)

Author(s): Krebs, Christopher | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Τεύταμος/ Teútamos). [German version] [1] Assyrian king, ally of Priamus (also Tautanes: Aug. Civ. 18,19). According to Diod. Sic. 2,22,2, he is the twentieth Assyrian king after Ninyas [1], who at Priamus' request sends auxiliary troops during the Trojan War. Krebs, Christopher [German version] [2] Son of Dorus (also Τέκταμος/ Téktamos). The son of Dorus, he is the leader of a group of settlers who migrate from Thessaly to Crete (Diod. Sic. 4,60,2). His son Asterion [1] by a Cretan princess is Europe's [2] mortal husband. Krebs, Christopher [German version] [3] Macedonian officer, …

Amastris

(517 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Marek, Christian (Zürich)
(Ἀμαστρις, Ἀμηστρις; Ámastris, Ámēstris). [German version] [1] Mother of Artaxerxes [1] (beginning of the 5th cent. BC) Daughter of one of the seven conspirators under  Darius. Mother of  Artaxerxes [1]. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [2] Daughter of Artaxerxes [2] (1st half of the 4th cent. BC) Daughter of  Artaxerxes [2], who promised her to  Tiribazus, but then married her himself. This motivated Tiribazus to incite  Darius to a conspiracy against the king. (Plut. Artax. 27 ff.). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [3] Queen of Heracleia (305-284 BC) Da…

Telesphorus

(331 words)

Author(s): Zimmermann, Klaus (Jena) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Τελεσφόρος, 'he/she who fulfills, accomplishes'). [German version] [1] God of healing in the form of a boy God of healing in the form of a boy and characteristic dress (capuchin: [2]), whose origin is unclear and whose worship from the 2nd cent. BC until the 1st cent. AD is recorded only by terracottas from various regions of the Greek world. T. is first mentioned by name in a Pergamene votive inscription from  98-102 AD [3. 135 no. 125]. Paus. 2,11,7 gives an account of his cult in Pergamum based on an oracle.…

Arrabaeus

(144 words)

Author(s): Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Ἀρραβαῖος; Arrhabaîos). [German version] [1] King of Lyncestis (2nd half 5th cent. AD) Son of Bromerus and king of Lyncestis, who in 424-423 BC fought against  Brasidas and the Macedonian king Perdiccas II (Thuc. 4.79.2; 83; 124ff.). His independence was established in an agreement between Athens and Perdiccas (IG I3 1,89; date debated). Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) Bibliography HM Vol. 2, 14-19, 129-136 Borza, 150-154. [German version] [2] From the royal house of Lyncestis (middle 4th cent. AD) From the royal house of  Lyncestis. After  Alexander's [4] accession to the thron…

Asander

(328 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld)
(Ἀσάνδρος; Asándros) [German version] [1] Macedonian satrap of Lydia (334-331 BC) Son of a certain Philotas, probably related to  Parmenion, under Alexander [4] the Great the commander of the  Prodromoi and  Paeones (so in Diod. Sic. 17,17,4), in 334-331 BC satrap of  Lydia; he participated in the conquest of  Caria. In the winter of 329/28 he led troops to Alexander and then is no longer mentioned. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve, 2, no. 165 Heckel, 385. [German version] [2] Macedonian satrap of Caria (around 320 BC) Son of Agathon, after the death of  Alexander…

Aristander

(169 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Neudecker, Richard (Rome)
[German version] [1] Visionary from  Telmessus (4th cent. BC) Visionary from  Telmessus, in the service first of  Philippus, then of  Alexander [4] the Great; hero of many anecdotes which only report on successful predictions; no further references after the death of  Cleitus. Prophecies of the future success of some of the  Diadochi have turned out to be fabrications. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 117. [German version] [2] Bronze sculptor from Paros, c. 405 BC Bronze sculptor from Paros. To the tripod which the Spartans dedicated in Amyclae fol…

Demarchus

(98 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Meister, Klaus (Berlin)
(Δήμαρχος; Dḗmarchos). [German version] [1] Lycian, honoured in Samos Son of Taron, Lycian, rewarded with citizenship and privileges of honour for his services to the Samians (at the time of their banning) and to  Phila on Samos (Syll.3 333). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [2] Syracusan strategos c. 400 BC Syracusan strategos, who in 411 BC, as one of the followers of the exiled Hermocrates, commanded the Syracusan fleet in the Aegean (Thuc. 8,85,3; Xen. Hell. 1,1,29) and was removed in 405/4 by Dionysius I as a political rival (Diod. Sic. 13,96,3). Meister, Klaus (Berli…

Minnion

(116 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Gerber, Jörg (Bochum)
[German version] [1] Brother of Gorgus (Μιννίων/ Minníōn). M. of Iasus [5], brother of Gorgus, whom he supported in his efforts. He was honoured with him in Iasus and on Samos (see Gorgus). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [2] Follower of Antiochus [5] III, c. 200 BC Close follower of Antiochus [5] III, for whom he led a deputation commissioned to conduct negotiations with the Romans in 193 BC; in the king's subsequent war with Rome he was one of the Seleucid commanders in the battle of Magnesia in 190 BC (Magnesia [3]; Liv. 35,15,7-16,6; 37,41,1). Gerber, Jörg (Bochum) Bibliogra…

Arrianos

(842 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Heucke, Clemens (München)
[English version] [1] Dichter, wohl 2. Jh. Verf. (wohl 2.Jh. v.Chr.) einer griech. Übers. von Vergilius' Georgica, eines Epos über Alexandros [4] und mehrerer Lobgedichte auf Attalos. Die Werke sind verloren (Suda α 3867). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [2]A. von Nikomedeia griech. Philosoph und Historiker, geb. um 85-90 [English version] A. Name L. Flavius Arrianus ist durch Inschr. bezeugt. “Flavius” geht auf den Patron zurück, dem die Familie das röm. Bürgerrecht verdankte: vielleicht L. Flavius, cos. suff. 33 v.Chr., oder erst Vespasian (wenn A. ein jüngerer Sohn war…

Hegelochos

(223 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Ameling, Walter (Jena)
(Ἡγέλοχος). [English version] [1] Flottenoffizier unter Alexandros d.Gr., 4. Jh. v.Chr. Sohn des Hippostratos, Offizier unter Alexandros [4]. Anfangs Kommandeur der Vorhutkavallerie, wurde er im Sommer 333 v.Chr. beauftragt, aus von griech. Städten gesammelten Schiffen eine maked. Flotte zu bilden (Arr. an. 2,2,3; ungenau Curt. 3,1,19f.; Amphoteros war ihm unter- und nicht beigeordnet). Nach dem Tod von Memnon beherrschte seine Flotte den Hellespont, wo er u.a. eine athenische Getreideflotte aufhielt (Ps.-…

Aristandros

(142 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
[English version] [1] Seher aus Telmessos (4. Jh. v. Chr.) Seher aus Telmessos, im Dienste Philippos', dann Alexandros' [4] d. Gr., Held vieler Anekdoten, die nur von erfolgreichen Vorhersagen berichten; nach dem Tod des Kleitos nicht mehr erwähnt. Prophezeiungen künftiger Erfolge einiger Diadochen erwiesen sich als Fälschungen. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 117. [English version] [2] Bronzebildner aus Paros, um 405 v. Chr. Bronzebildner aus Paros. An dem Dreifuß, den die Spartaner nach Aigospotamoi (405 v. Chr.) in Amyklai weihten,…

Philotas

(537 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Nutton, Vivian (London)
(Φιλώτας). [English version] [1] Vornehmer Makedone, 4. Jh. v. Chr. Ältester Sohn des Parmenion [1], stand nach Philippos' [4] Ehe mit Kleopatra [II 2] bei der Pixodaros-Affäre zu ihm gegen Alexandros [4] d.Gr. Nach Philippos' [4] II. Tod (336 v.Chr.) und der Ermordung Attalos' [1] durch Parmenion [1] avancierte Ph. zum Kommandeur über die hetaíroi , die er in den großen Schlachten gegen die Perser führte. Im Herbst 330 starb sein Bruder Nikanor [1]. Ph. blieb zur Leichenfeier zurück, während Alexandros den Marsch fortsetzte. …

Amastris

(468 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Marek, Christian (Zürich)
(Amestris). [English version] [1] Mutter Artaxerxes' [1] (Anf. 5. Jh. v. Chr.) Tochter eines der sieben Verschwörer unter Dareios. Mutter Artaxerxes' [1]. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [English version] [2] Tochter Artaxerxes' [2] (1.H. 4. Jh. v. Chr.) Tochter Artaxerxes' [2], der sie Tiribazos versprochen hatte, doch sie dann selbst heiratete. Das bewog Tiribazos, Dareios zu einer Verschwörung gegen den König anzustacheln. (Plut. Art. 27 ff.). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [English version] [3] Königin von Herakleia (305-284 v. Chr.) Tochter des Oxathres, Nichte Dareios'…

Perdikkas

(812 words)

Author(s): Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Περδίκκας). [English version] [1] Gründer des maked. Reiches Nach Herodot (8,137-139) war P. im 7. Jh.v.Chr. der Begründer des maked. Königshauses und des maked. Reiches, dessen Anfänge im Gebiet der späteren Residenz Aigai [1] lagen. Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) Bibliography M. Zahrnt, Die Entwicklung des maked. Reiches bis zu den Perserkriegen, in: Chiron 14, 1984, 345-348. [English version] [2] P. II. Makedonenkönig ca. 450-413 v. Chr. Sohn des Alexandros [2] I., König der Makedonen ca. 450-413 v.Chr., setzte sich erst allmählich gegen seine Brüder durch, bewa…
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