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Deditio

(267 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] D. in potestatem oder - gleichbedeutend - d. in fidem (Pol. 20,9,10-12), ist die nominell immer freiwillige Selbstübergabe eines unabhängigen Staates an Rom. Sie war im Krieg die Vorbedingung eines Friedensschlusses und im Frieden die der Erwerbung des röm. Schutzes. Nach der förmlichen Annahme der d. durch den Senat oder einen dazu befugten (Pro-) Magistrat mit imperium verlor das dedierte Gemeinwesen seine Existenz. Seine Bürger, Götter und Habe wurden röm. Besitz, mit dem Rom nach Gutdünken verfahren konnte. Vorher gemachte Versprechen wurden zwar durch die d.…

Derdas

(176 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Δέρδας). Ein im Königshaus von Elimeia gebräuchlicher Name. [English version] [1] Sohn einer Prinzessin von Elimeia/Epeiros, 5. Jh.v.Chr. Sohn von Arridaios [1] und einer Prinzessin von Elimeia, griff 432 v.Chr. im Bündnis mit Philippos, Sohn von Alexandros [2], und mit athenischer Unterstützung Athens Bundesgenossen Perdikkas an (Thuk. 1,57). Im späteren athenischen Vertrag mit Perdikkas (IG I3 Nr. 89) schwor er mit anderen maked. Fürsten den Eid (Z. 69). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography E. Badian, From Plataea to Potidaea, 1993, 172-4  S. Hornblower, Greek Histor…

Koinos

(162 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Κοῖνος). [English version] [1] Sohn des Polemokrates, nahm an allen Schlachten Alexandros' d. Gr. teil Sohn des Polemokrates, Bruder des Kleandros [3], wohl aus Elimeia, dessen Pezetairoi-Taxis er führte; von Philippos II. mit Land beschenkt. 335/4 v.Chr. heiratete K. eine Tochter Parmenions. K. nahm an allen Schlachten Alexandros' [4] von Europa bis zum Hydaspes teil und wurde bei Gaugam…

Peithon

(377 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Πείθων; Peíthōn). [German version] [1] Indo- Greek satrap In 325 BC, P., son of Agenor, was appointed by Alexander [4] the Great as the satrap for the coast of India and the banks of the Indus as far as the mouth of the Acesines. He took Musicanus prisoner and brought him before the king, manned the new fortresses on the left bank of the Indus and met up with Alexander at Pattala. When Alexander had to give up a large part of India in 323 BC, he…

Pythionice

(90 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Πυθιονίκη/ Pythioníkē). Famous hetaera (Hetaerae), probably Athenian, mocked by comedians (Ath. 8,339). Called c. 329 BC by Harpalus to Babylon, where she bore him a daughter (Plut. Phocion 22,1), he showered her with plundered treasures (Diod. Sic. 17, 108,5). After her death, Harpalus had her deified as Aphrodite P. Her grave monuments in Babylon and Athens are often mentioned (mostly with indignation) (as in Ath. 13,594d-595c; Paus. 1,37,5; Plut. Phocion 22, 1-2). They allegedly cost more than 200 talents (Theopomp.

Moerocles

(117 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Μοιροκλῆς/ Moiroklês, Harpocr. s.v. M.), from the dḗmos of Salaminii. Athenian politician, indicted for dishonest administration around 350 BC by Eubulus [1]. M. was one of the men whose extradition Alexander [4] the Great demanded in 335, but did not subsequently insist upon (Arr. Anab. 1,10,4; Plut. Demosthenes 23,4). In a comedy of 324, he was placed on a list of those bribed by Harpalus (…

Harpalus

(332 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Ἅρπαλος; Hárpalos). Son of Machatas, nephew of  Derdas [3] and  Phila from the dynasty of  Elimea (Ath. 13,557c), in his youth a friend of  Alexander [4] the Great and, in 337 BC, banned by  Philippus II together with the others. Physically unfit for active service, he became Alexander's treasurer (Arr. Anab. 3,6,6). At the end of 334, he fled to Megara for reasons unknown, but he was given back his old post by Alexander in the spring of 331. In 330, he remained in  Ecbatana for guarding the booty transported from Persepolis and, together with his countryman  Cleander, probably took part in murdering  Parmenion. Assigned to Babylon, where the main part of the royal treasure was stored, he resided in the palace and became notorious for his indulgent lifestyle at the expense of the treasure, mainly because of his Athenian  hetaerae  Pythionice and  Glycera [1] whom he showered with honours and precious objects. He was conscientious about providing supplies and fulfilled Alexander's personal wishes (Curt. 9,3,21; Plut. Alexander 8,3). He…

Langarus

(74 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Λάγγαρος; Lángaros). King of the Agrianes, already a friend of Alexander [4] during the lifetime of Philip II. In 335 BC, L. attacked the Autariatae as Philip's ally to plunder their land and cover Alexander's rear in his campaign against Cleitus [8] and Glaucias [2]. Alexander rewarded him generously and offered him his half-sister Cyn(n)ane as wife, but L. died before the wedding (Arr. Anab. 1,5,1-5).…

Coenus

(180 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Κοῖνος; Koînos). [German version] [1] Son of Polemocrates, took part in all of Alexander's battles Son of Polemocrates, brother of  Cleander [3], probably from  Elimea, whose platoon of  pezetairoi he commanded; he was granted land by  Philippus II.. In 335/4 BC, C. married a daughter of  Parmenion. C. took part in all of Alexander's [4] battles from Europe to the  Hydaspes and was badly wounded at  Gaugamela. In eastern Iran, C. also acted independently, i.a. in the decisive battle against  Spitamenes. Durin…

Derdas

(184 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Δέρδας; Dérdas). A common name in the royal family of Elimea. [German version] [1] Son of a princess of Elimea, 5th cent. BC Son of  Arrhidaeus [1] and a princess of  Elimea, who in alliance with Philippus, son of  Alexander [2], and with Athenian support, attacked Athens' confederate  Perdiccas (Thuc. 1,57). In a later Athenian treaty with Perdiccas (IG I3 no. 89), he, along with other Macedonian princes, swore the oath (l. 69). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography E. Badian, From Plataea to Potidaea, 1993, 172-4 S. Hornblower, Greek Historiography, 1994, 127-30 HM 2, 18, 122f. …

Pausippus

(43 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Παύσιππος; Paúsippos). Spartan, member of a delegation to Darius [3] that Alexander [4] the Great captured either in 333/2 BC near Damascus (thus Curt. 3,13,15) or in 330 after Darius' death (thus Arr. Anab. 3,24,4). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Stasanor

(147 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Στασάνωρ/ Stasánōr). A Greek from Soli, hetairos ( hetaíroi ) of Alexander [4] (Arr. Anab. 3,29,5; Str. 14,6,3). In 329 BC he was entrusted with taking the Satrap of Areia into custody, whom he brought to the king, and with becoming his successor (Arr. Anab. 3,29,5; 4,7,1). In the winter of 328/7, Alexander also conferred Drangiana on him (Arr. Anab. 4,18,3; Curt. 8,3,17). After Alexander's losses in Gedrosia, S. brought him camels and pack animals and then returned to …

Thymondas

(88 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Θυμώνδας; Thymṓndas). Son of Mentor [3], general of Darius [3]; in the summer of 333 BC he took the mercenary army of his dead uncle Memnon [3] to Darius (Arr. An. 2,2,1; Curt. 3,3,1). As commander of Greek mercenaries he took part in the battle of Issus (Curt. 3,9,2) and may have lost his life during the mercenaries' flight to Egypt. (Arr. An. 2,3,1-3). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography J. E. Atkinson, A Commentary on Q. Curtius Rufus Hist. Alexandri Magni, vol. 1, 1980, 206  Berve, Nr. 380.

Cassander

(933 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Κάσσανδρος; Kássandros). Son of  Antipater [1], born before 353 BC (Ath. 1,18a), sent by his father in 324 in his place to  Alexander [4] in Babylon but was mistreated by the king, which caused lifelong hatred (Plut. Alexander 74). The slander spread by the circle around  Olympias that C. and his brother  Iolaus [3] poisoned Alexander is repeated in several sources and also in the  Alexander Romance (however, see Arr. Anab. 7,27; Plut. Alexander 74). After Alexander's death (323) …

Balacrus

(208 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Βάλακρος; Bálakros). Various men with this name served as officers under Alexander [4] the Great. [German version] [1] Satrap of Cilicia, after 333 BC Son of a certain Nicanor, married Phila, daughter of  Antipater [1], who bore him a son. First   somatophýlax , after the battle of Issus, was appointed satrap of Cilicia, where he fought with great success against the mountain tribes, but fell in battle shortly before Alexander's death. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 200 Heckel 260. [German version] [2] Commander of the Greek allied infantry from 334/33 BC …

Aristus

(28 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] From Salamis, Late Hellenistic  Alexander historian, invented a Roman delegation to which  Alexander [4] prophesied Rome's future greatness (FGrH 143). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Erigyius

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Amicitia

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Sosthenes

(158 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Σωσθένης/ Sōsthénēs). Macedonian noble. After the death of Ptolemaeus [2] Ceraunus his brother Meleager [5] became king of Macedonia at the beginning of 279 BC, but was deposed just two months later. It became apparent that his successor Antipater, nephew of Cassander, was no match for the Celts and after 45 days he was expelled by S., who managed to overcome the Celtic danger. S. rejected the title of king that was then offered to him and ruled as a

Docimus

(102 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Δόκιμος; Dókimos). Appointed satrap of Babylon by  Perdiccas in 323 BC (Arr. Succ. 24,3-5). Condemned after Perdiccas' death, he fled to Asia Minor and supported  Alcetas [4] and  Attalus [2] against  Eumenes. Defeated along with his allies by  Antigonus Monophthalmus and imprisoned in a fortress, he betrayed them in an escape attempt and went over to Antigonus (Diod. Sic. 1…

Thais

(129 words)

Glycera

(118 words)

Batis

(58 words)

Deditio

(298 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Deditio in potestatem or ─ with a similar meaning ─ deditio in fidem (Pol. 20,9,10-12),was an autonomous state's, nominally, always voluntary surrender of sovereignty to Rome. It was the precondition for the peaceful end of war, and in peace for securing the protection of Rome. After formal acceptance of deditio by the Senate or an appropriately authorized (pro-)magistrate with imperium the surrendered community ceased to exist. Its citizens, gods and possessions became the property of Rome, and Rome …

Abdalonymus

(57 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Impoverished offspring of a king of  Sidon, put in the place of Straton as city-king by  Alexander [4] and outfitted richly. Embellished in Curt. 4,2,15-26 and Diod. Sic. 17,47 as a philosophical novella. He is probably the person for whom the  Alexander Sarcophagus was made. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve II no. 1.

Spitamenes

(197 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Σπιταμένης/ Spitaménēs). Prince in Sogdiana, father of Apama [1] (Arr. Anab. 7,4,6), remained loyal to Bessus after the death of Darius [3] until he despaired of him and in 329 BC, in concert with Dataphernes, handed him over to Alexander [4] (thus Aristobulus [7]; Ptolemaeus [1] wrote himself into the action: Arr.  Anab. 3,30). After Alexander's departure S. triggered a partisan war, supported by Bactrian princes and Sacae tribes, who also give him sanctuary. After a temporary oc…

Autophradates

(155 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Αὐτοφραδάτης; Autophradátēs). [German version] [1] Persian naval commander against Philippus II and Alexander the Great Identical or related to the satrap of Lydia at the time of the Satraps' Revolt. As naval commander under  Memmon and then Pharnabazus against  Philippus II and  Alexander [4], he carried out successful actions in the Aegean and supported  Agis [3] both in terms of money and ships. His fleet was disbanded after the battle of  Issus. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 188. [German version] [2] Satrap of a Caspian province; fought at Gauga…

Metron

(62 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Μήτρων; Mḗtrōn). One of the basilikoi paides , responsible for the arsenal of Alexander [4] the Great in 330 BC. He heard of the conspiracy of Dimnus from Cebalinus, and reported it to Alexander (Curt. 6,7; Diod. 17,79,4-5). He is not to be identified with a trierarch of the Hydaspes fleet (Arr. Ind. 18,5). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Peucestas

(257 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Πευκέστας; Peukéstas). [German version] [1] Commander of the occupation of Egypt under Alexander the Great Son of Macartatus, he and Balacrus [2] were commanders of the garrison in Egypt under Alexander [4] the Great (Arr. An. 3,5,5, 331 BC). In the  Saqqara necropolis a decree by P. for the protection of a priestly estate has been found.…

Alexander historians

(302 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Collective name for the ancient authors, who wrote about the history and biography of  Alexander [4] (the Great).  Callisthenes was his court historian and fulfilled the duties expected of him until their quarrel. Many of the later histories are based on his, which was published right away (until 330 BC?). Of the eyewitnesses, only  Ptolemaeus and  Aristoboulus [7] seem to have described all campaigns; both praised Alexander. They wrote many years later, used Callisthenes and prob…

Mazarus

(67 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Μάζαρος; Mázaros). Hetaîros ( hetaîroi ) of Alexander [4] the Great. According to Arrian (Arr. Anab. 3,16,9), he was appointed fortress commander in Susa in 331/30 BC. Curtius (5,2,16) names Xenophilus instead. Since the name M. is Iranian, Arrian probably confused him with the Persian predecessor. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography A. B. Bosworth, A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History, vol. 1, 1980, 319.

Bucephalus, Bucephalas

(115 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Βουκεφάλας; Boukephálas). Thessalian warhorse, a gift to  Alexander [4] as a boy. He was allegedly the only person capable of breaking him in. He never rode any other and it is illustrated with him in heroic style on the  Alexander Mosaic and the  Alexander Sarcophagus. B. died at a great age after the battle on the Hydaspes and Alexander founded a city,  Bucephala in his honour. The life and death of B. are richly embellished in the ‘Vulgate’ ( Alexander historians) and in the  Alexander Romance. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography A. R. Anderson, Bucephalas an…

Gorgus

(126 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Γόργος; Górgos). In 324 BC, G. of Iasos ─ in the role of the ‘keeper of weapons’ ( hoplophýlax, ὁπλοφύλαξ) ─ interceded with  Alexander [4] the Great on behalf of the Samians expelled by the Athenians and tried to persuade Alexander to start a campaign against Athens (Ath. 12,538b). After the latter's death, G. had Iasos allow the return of Samians to Athens at the city's expense. The newly created community of Samos honoured him and his brother  Minnion for their merits by granting them citizenship among other things (Syll.3 312). The brothers had succeeded in obtai…

Ariamazes

(79 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Lord of a mountain fortification in  Sogdiana, where many Sogdians fled from  Alexander [4] the Great in 327 BC. It appeared so impenetrable that A. supposedly said that only soldiers with wings could conquer it, but a small unit of skilled climbers managed to scale the peak above the fortress. Thereupon, A. surrendered unconditionally and was executed. Among the refugees who fell into Alexander's hands was  Roxane. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, No. 113.

Alcetas

(228 words)

Barsine

(79 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Βαρσίνη; Barsínē). Artabazus' daughter, first married to Mentor of Rhodes, then to his brother Memmon. After the battle of Issus, B. was captured in Damascus. She became Alexander the Great's lover and gave birth to his son  Heracles (probably in 327 BC). She and her son returned to Asia Minor, probably soon after Alexander's marriage to Roxane. In 309 she was murdered in Pergamum following  Polyperchon's order. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, …

Ada

(124 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Younger daughter of  Hecatomnus, ruled  Caria with her brother and husband  Idrieus, after his death (344/3 BC) alone under Persian suzerainty. Dep…

Basilikoi paides

(197 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (βασιλικοὶ παῖδες; basilikoì paîdes). Lat. pueri regii, pages of the Macedonian king: boys recruited from aristocracy as hostages and as a ‘nursery for army leaders and officers’ (Curt. 8,6,6).  Alexander [4] kept more than 50 of them. They accompanied and guarded the king, rendered personal services, and were kept under strict discipline (Curt. 8,6,2-6), hence the Greeks often referred to them as slaves. It is not certain whether the older ones fought at the king's side.  Philippus II is said to have begun this practice (thus Arr. Anab. 4,13,1), but traces of it can be found under earlier kings as well [see especially 1. 261-264]. Philip had expanded the practice to newly conquered areas and had established a system. We do not hear much about the pages, but several of those under Alexander conspired against the king ( Hermolaus;  Callisthenes). The practice was adopted by the  Diadochi and is certain to have existed up to the end of the Macedonian monarchy (s. Liv.…

Abisares

(184 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] …

Sibyrtius

(148 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Σιβύρτιος; Sibýrtios). Friend of Peucestas [2]. He was installed as satrap of Carmania…

Phila

(220 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Φίλα; Phíla). [German version] [1] One of the wives of Philip [4] II. According to Satyrus in Ath. 13,557c, one of the wives of Philippus [4] II, sister of Derdas [3] and Machatas [1]. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [German version] [2] Wife of Alexander [7] Oldest daughter of Antipater [1] and probably the wife of Alexander [7], born therefore around 355 BC. She later married Balacrus [1] and, in 322 BC, Craterus [1] by whom she had a son Craterus [2]. In 321/320 BC her father married her to Demetrius [2], the father of her children Antig…

Pharnuches

(127 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Φαρνούχης; Pharnoúchēs), a Lycian interpreter (though, as his name shows, from a Persian colonist family), was assigned in 329 BC by Alexander [4]  the Great to a task force under the leadership of three hetaíroi that was to relieve the fortress of Marakanda from siege by Spitamenes. By means of the incompetence of the officers the troops were almost completely annihilated. It is impossible that a P. had three hetaíroi under his command (as Arr. Anab. 4,3,7 reports on the authority of Ptolemaeus and Aristobulus [7]): it is certain that he was, as …

Leonnatus

(276 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Λεόννατος; Leónnatos). L., who was born around 356 BC to the royal house of Lyncestis ( Lyncus), may have been the son of a certain Anteas. In 336 he took part in the prosecution of the murderer of Philippus II. As one of his hetairoi, L. was sent by Alexander [4] the Great with a message of solace to the family of Darius [3] (Arr. Anab. 2,12,5; also Curt.; Diod. Sic.). Appointed to the somatophylakes (‘bodyguards’) (Arr. Anab. 3,5,5), L. took part in the coup against Philotas (Curt. 6,8,17) and attempted to prevent the killing of Cleitus [6]. L. confounded the plan to introduce pr…

Mylleas

(46 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Μυλλέας; Mylléas). Son of  Zoilus from Beroea [1]. In 326 BC he was one of the trierarchs of  Alexander  [4] the Great's Indus fleet (Arr. Ind. 18,6). M.'s son Alexander was granted citizenship in Athens  (IG II/III2 710). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Dropides

(91 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Δρωπίδης; Drōpídēs). From an aristocratic Athenian family (an ancestor with the same name was an archon in 645/4 BC and related to  Solon); according to Curtius 3,13,15, he was one of the three Athenian emissaries to  Darius [3] captured by  Parmenion after the battle of  Issus (in 333). The account in Arrian An. 3,24,4, needs to be corrected in some details where it deviates from Curtius [1. 1, 233f.] but reports credibly that  Alexander [4] had him arrested. His fate is unknown. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography 1 Bosworth, C…

Argeads

(188 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] First Macedonian royal house, emerged into history under  Amyntas [1], ruled the Macedonian coastal plain from Aegae around 510 BC. Amyntas submitted to Darius and was rewarded with territorial expansion and connections to the  Achaemenids. His son  Alexander [2] remained loyal to  Xerxes during the invasion of Greece but established contacts with the Greeks and in the end was on the side of the victors. His claim to be descended from the  Temenidae (Argos) was based on legend and…

Atropates

(106 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Ἀτροπάτης; Atropátēs). Median ruler and satrap of Darius, fought at  Gaugamela and accompanied him in flight. After Darius' death he joined  Alexander [4] and received his satrapy once again. He took a vanquished Median pretender to the throne to the king in 324 BC. As a reward, his daughter was married to  Perdiccas at the weddings of Susa. He is supposed to have given Alexander 100  Amazons (Arr. Anab. 7,13). Perdiccas assigned him the satrapy of west Media in 323, where he settled himself as ruler. The land (Atropatene, today Azerbaijan) eternalized his name. Badian, E…

Cyn(n)ane

(85 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Κυν(ν)άνη; Kyn(n)ánē). Daughter of  Philippus II and an Ill…

Bagoas

(192 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Βαγώας; Bagṓas), Greek name for Persian eunuchs (Plin. HN 13,41). [German version] [1] Commander of Artaxerxes Ochus, 338 BC ‘An extremely impudent and sacrilegious man’ (Diod. Sic. 16,47,4) who took part in the renewed conquest of Egypt led by …

Barsaentes

(69 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Βαρσαέντης; Barsaéntēs). Under  Darius satrap of Arachosia and Drangiana; commanded the Arachotes and the neighbouring Indians in the battle of Gaugamela. He murdered Darius in mid 330 BC together with  Bessus and  Nabarzanes, then fled to his satrapy and from there to India. When  Alexander [4] reached the Indus, B. was handed over to him and executed.…

Lanice

(73 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Λανίκη/ Laníkē; probably a short form of Ἑλλανίκη, Hellaníkē, Curt. 8,1,21). Sister of Cleitus [6], wet-nurse of Alexander [4], who allegedly plaintively called on her after Cleitus' death (Arr. Anab. 4,9,3f.; Curt. 8,2,8f.). L.'s husband is unknown. Two of her sons fell at Miletus, one - Proteas - became famous as a drinking-companion of Alexander (Ath. 4,129a; Ael. VH 12,26).…

Dokimos

(95 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Δόκιμος). Von Perdikkas 323 v.Chr. als Satrap von Babylon eingesetzt (Arr. succ. 24,3-5). Nach Perdikkas' Tod verurteilt, floh er nach Kleinasien und unterstützte Alketas [4] und Attalos [2] gegen Eumenes. Mit dem Verbündeten von Anti…

Minnion

(34 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Μιννίων). M. von Iasos [5], Bruder von Gorgos, den er bei seinen Bemühungen unterstützte. Er wurde mit ihm in Iasos und in Samos geehrt (s. Gorgos). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Batis

(48 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Βάτις). Angeblich Eunuch, war unter Dareios Kommandant von Gaza, wo er Alexander den Gr. 332 v.Chr. zwei Monate lang durch mutigen und hoffnungslosen Widerstand aufhielt. Nach dem Fall der Stadt wurde er vom Sieger grausam hingerichtet. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) …

Glykera

(108 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Γλυκέρα). [English version] [1] Berühmte athenische Hetäre im späten 4. Jh. v. Chr. Berühmte athenische Hetäre (Hetairai) im späten 4. Jh. v.Chr., nach dem Tod der Pythionike von Harpalos nach Tarsos berufen. Harpalos ordnete für sie königliche Ehren an, was bei Griechen Spott und Unwillen erregte. Durch ihre Vermittlung unterstützte er Athen mit Getreide und erwarb dort das Bürgerrecht. Sie scheint ihn bei seiner Flucht begleitet zu haben und verbrachte den Rest ihres Lebens in Athen, wo sie u.a. die Gelie…

Bagoas

(172 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Βαγώας), griech. Name für persische Eunuchen (Plin. nat. 13,41). [English version] [1] Befehlshaber des Artaxerxes Ochos bis 338 v. Chr. ‘Ein äußerst dreister und frevelhafter Mann’ (Diod. 16,47,4); nahm unter Artaxerxes Ochos an der Wiedereroberung Ägyptens teil, wurde Oberbefehlshaber der Oberen Satrapien, dann Chiliarchos (“Herr des Reiches” Diod. 16,50,8). 338 v.Chr. vergiftete er den König und 336 dessen Sohn und Nachfolger Arses und setzte einen Höfling, der den Namen Dareios annahm, auf den Thron. Als er au…

Erigyios

(98 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Ἐρίγυιος). Aus Mytilene, mit seinem Bruder Laomedon in Amphipolis ansässig, älter als Alexandros [4] und mit anderen von dessen Jugendfreunden 337/6 v.Chr. verbannt. Als einziger dieser Gruppe schnell mit dem Befehl über Truppen betraut, führte er die griech. Kavallerie bei Issos und Gaugamela und erscheint später als vertrauter Ratgeber des Königs. Er übernahm auch mil. Sonderaufträge, so z.B. gegen Satibarzanes, den er im Zweikampf tötete (Arr. an. 3,28,3; Curt. 7,4,32-38). Er starb im Winter 328/7 und wurde mit den höchsten Ehren begraben (Curt. 8,2,40). Bad…

Barsaentes

(66 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Βαρσαέντης). Unter Dareios Satrap von Arachosia und Drangiana; kommandierte bei der Schlacht von Gaugamela die Arachoten und ihnen benachbarte Inder. Mit Bessos und Nabarzanes ermordete er Mitte 330 v.Chr. Dareios, floh dann in seine Satrapie und von dort zu den Indern. Als Alexandros [4] den Indus erreichte, wurde er an ihn ausgeliefert und hingerichtet. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 205.

Prepelaos

(121 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Πρεπέλαος). Feldherr im Dienst des Kassandros. 315 v. Chr. brachte er Alexandros [8] auf dessen Seite. Mit Asandros [2] wurde er 303 nach Asien geschickt, wo Polemaios eine Truppe von 8000 Mann aus ihrer Armee vernichtete. 311 wirkte er bei den Friedensverhandlungen mit (OGIS 5, Z. 10 und Z. 28). 303 verlor er Korinthos an Demetrios [2]. 302 schickte ihn Kassandros zur Verstärkung von Lysimachos [2] nach Asien, wo er schnell mehrere Städte eroberte (vgl. Syll.3 353, Ephesos), aber die meisten ebenso schnell an Demetrios verlor. Vielleicht ist er der ca…

Kassandros

(877 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Κάσσανδρος). Sohn des Antipatros [1], geb. vor 353 v.Chr. (Athen. 1,18a), vom Vater 324 an seiner Statt zu Alexandros [4] nach Babylon geschickt und vom König mißhandelt, was ihm lebenslangen Haß für diesen einflößte (Plut. Alexandros 74). Die vom Kreis der Olympias ausgestreute Verleumdung, K. hätte mit seinem Bruder Iolaos [3] Alexandros vergiftet, findet sich in mehreren Quellen und im Alexanderroman (s. aber Arr. an. 7,27; Plut. Alexandros 74). Nach Alexanders Tod (323) befe…

Mylleas

(41 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Μυλλέας). Sohn des Zoilos aus Beroia [1], war 326 v.Chr. einer der Trierarchen von Alexandros' [4] d.Gr. Indosflotte (Arr. Ind. 18,6). M.' Sohn Alexandros wurde in Athen das Bürgerrecht verliehen (IG II/III2 710). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Harpalos

(300 words)

Phila

(192 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Φίλα). [English version] [1] Eine der Gemahlinnen des Philippos [4] II. Nach Satyros bei Athen. 13,557c eine der Gemahlinnen des Philippos [4] II., Schwester von Derdas [3] und Machatas [1]. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) [English version] [2] Gemahlin des Alexandros [7] Älteste Tochter des Antipatros [1] und wahrscheinlich die Gemahlin von Alexandros [7], daher geb. um 355 v.Chr. Später heiratete sie Balakros [1] und 322 Krateros [1], dem sie Krateros [2] gebar. 321/320 vermählte ihr Vater sie mit Demetrios [2], dem sie Antigonos [2] …

Autophradates

(138 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Αὐτοφραδάτης). [English version] [1] Persischer Flottenkommandeur gegen Philippos II. und Alexandros d. Gr. Identisch oder verwandt mit dem Satrapen von Lydia zur Zeit des Satrapenaufstands. Unter Memmon, dann unter Pharnabazos Flottenkommandeur gegen Philippos II. und Alexandros [4], führte er in der Ägäis erfolgreiche Aktionen aus und unterstützte Agis [3] mit Geld und Schiffen. Nach der Schlacht von Issos löste sich seine Flotte auf.…

Alexanderhistoriker

(289 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Sammelname für die ant. Autoren, die zur Gesch. und Biographie von Alexandros [4] (der Gr.) schrieben. Kallisthenes zog als Hofhistoriker mit ihm und leistete bis zu ihrem Streit die erwarteten Dienste. Auf seiner sofort publizierten Gesch. (bis 330 v. Chr.?) fußen viele der späteren. Von den Augenzeugen scheinen nur Ptolemaios und Aristobulos [7] alle Feld…

Dropides

(85 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Δρωπίδης). Aus einer aristokratischen athenischen Familie (ein namensgleicher Vorfahr war 645/4 v.Chr. Archon und mit Solon verwandt), war er nach Curtius 3,13,15 einer von drei athenischen Gesandten an Dareios [3], die von Parmenion nach der Schlacht von Issos (im J. 333) gefangengenommen wurden. Die Darstellung bei…

Atropates

(98 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Ἀτροπάτης). Medischer Dynast und Satrap Dareios', kämpfte bei Gaugamela und begleitete ihn auf der Flucht. Nach Dareios' Tod schloß er sich Alexandros [4] an und bekam seine Satrapie zurück. Einen besiegten medischen Thronprätendenten führte er 324 v.Chr. dem König zu. Zur Belohnung wurde seine Tochter bei den Hochzeiten von Susa mit Perdikkas vermählt. Er soll …

Asandros

(161 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] [1] Maked. Satrap von Lydia (334-331 v.Chr.) Sohn eines Philotas, wohl mit Parmenion verwandt, unter Alexandros [4] d. Gr. Kommandeur der Prodromoi und Paiones (so bei Diod. 17,17,4), 334-331 v.Chr. Satrap von Lydia, nahm an der Eroberung von Karia teil. Im Winter 329/8 führte er Truppen zu Alexandros und wird dann nicht mehr erwähnt. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve, 2, Nr. 165  Heckel, 385. …

Abisares

(173 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Nach seinem Stamm (die Abhisari) genannter indischer Fürst, mit P…

Polyperchon

(542 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Πολυπέρχων). [English version] [1] Heerführer unter Alexander d.Gr. P. (nicht Polysperchon, vgl. OGIS 1, p. 12 Anm. 14), Sohn des Simmias (Arr. an. 2,12,2) aus der Tymphaia (Tzetz. schol. Lykophr. 802), unter Alexandros [4] d.Gr. seit 333 v. Chr. Führer der tymphaischen táxis der pez(h)étairoi , tüchtig, doch nie hervorstechend. Nach Curt. 8,5,22-24 vereitelte er (doch bei Arr. an. 4,12,12 Leonnatos) durch Spott die Einführung der proskýnēsis . Nach Curt. 8,11,1 nahm er im Swat-Tal Ora ein (bei Arr. an. 4,27,9 Alexandros selbst). In Indie…

Peukestas

(232 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Πευκέστας). [English version] [1] Befehlshaber der Besatzung in Äg. unter Alexander d. Gr. Sohn des Makartatos, mit Balakros [2] unter Alexandros [4] d.Gr. Befehlshaber der Besatzung in Äg. (Arr. an. 3,5,5, 331 v.Chr.). In der Nekropole von Saqqara wurde ein Erlaß des P. zum Schutz einer Priesterbesitzung gefunden. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography E.G. Turner, A Commander-in-Chief's Order from Saqqâra, in: JEA 60, 1974, 239-342. [English version] [2] Trierarch der Hydaspes-Flotte Alexanders d. Gr. Sohn des Alexandros aus Mieza, 326 v.Chr. Trierarch der Hyda…

Pythionike

(93 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Πυθιονίκη). Berühmte, wahrscheinlich athenische Hetäre ( hetaírai ), von Komikern verspottet (Athen. 8,339). Sie wurde ca. 329 v. Chr. von Harpalos nach Babylon berufen, wo sie ihm eine Tochter gebar (Plut. Phokion 22,1) und von ihm mit erbeuteten Schätzen überschüttet wurde (Diod. 17, 108,5). Nach ihrem Tod ließ Harpalos sie als Aphrodite P. vergotten. Ihre Grabmäler in Babylon und Athen werden oft (meistens mit Entrüstung) erwähnt (so Athen. 13,594d-595c; Paus. 1,37,5; Plut. Phokion 22, 1-2). Sie kosteten angeblich über 200 Talente (Theop. bei Athen. l.c.). Badian, Ernst (Cam…

Barsine

(75 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Βαρσίνη). Tochter des Artabazos, Gemahlin des Mentor von Rhodos, dann seines Bruders Memmon. B. wurde nach der Schlacht von Issos in Damaskos gefangen. Sie wurde die Geliebte von Alexander dem Gr. und gebar ihm (wahrscheinlich 327 v.Chr.) den Herakles. Sie kehrte mit dem Sohn nach Kleinasien zurück, wahrscheinlich bald nach Alexanders Vermählung mit Roxane. 309 wurde sie auf Polyperchons Befehl in Pergamon ermordet. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 206.

Langaros

(69 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Λάγγαρος). König der Agrianes, Freund von Alexandros [4] schon zu Lebzeiten Philippos' II. 335 v.Chr. griff L. als Philipps Verbündeter die Autariatae an, um ihr Land zu plündern und Alexandros beim Feldzug gegen Kleitos [8] und Glaukias [2] den Rücken zu decken. Alexandros belohnte ihn großzügig und bot ihm seine Halbschwester Kynnane als Braut an, doch starb L. vor der Hochzeit (Arr. an. 1,5,1-5). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Ariamazes

(79 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Herr einer Felsenfestung in Sogdiane, wohin 327 v. Chr. viele Sogdier vor Alexandros [4] d. Gr. flohen. Sie schien so uneinnehmbar, daß A. gesagt haben soll, nur Soldaten mit Flügeln könnten sie erobern. Einer kleinen Einheit geübter Kletterer gelang es aber, den Gipfel über den Befestigungen zu ersteigen. Darauf ergab sich A. bedingungslos; er wurde hingerichtet. Unter den Geflohenen, die in Alexandros' Hände fielen, war auch Roxane.…

Aristos

(25 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Aus Salamis, späthell. Alexanderhistoriker, erfand eine röm. Gesandtschaft, der Alexandros [4] die Größe Roms prophezeite (FGrH 143). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Ephippos

(251 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen)
(Ἔφιππος). [English version] [1] Schriftsteller zur Zeit Alexanders des Großen von Olynthos, in den letzten Jahren am Hof von Alexandros [4] d.Gr., schrieb später ein anekdotisches Werk ‘Über den Tod von Hephaistion und Alexandros. Da alle Fragmente (FGrH 126) aus Athenaios [3] stammen, beschreiben sie zumeist Gelage. Wir hören auch, daß Ale…

Antigenes

(282 words)

Author(s): Robbins, Emmet (Toronto) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Ἀντιγένης). [English version] [1] Dithyrambendichter, 5. Jh. v. Chr. Att. Dithyrambendichter, vermutlich der Autor einer Inschr. auf einem Dreifuß für den Sieg der Phyle Akamantis beim Dithyrambenwettstreit an den Dionysien (FGE 11-15). Die Quelle (Anth. Pal. 13,28) schreibt das Epigramm ›Simonides oder Bacchylides‹ zu, aber Hecker erkannte A. zwingend als Autor, der sich selbst den χοροδιδάσκαλος nennt [1.149-152]; der χορηγός und der αὐλητής werden auch genannt. Um die Eigennamen in das Versmaß zu bri…

Arrianos

(842 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Heucke, Clemens (München)
[English version] …

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.-Demosth. or. 17,20). Er eroberte Tenedos, Chios, Lesbos und Kos. Der persische Admiral Pharnabazos wurde gefangengenommen, entkam aber. Die gefangenen Perserfreunde aus den Inseln übergab H. in Ägypten dem Alexandros. Er fiel bei Gaugamela (Curt. 6,11,22), wo er Ilarch (Reiterei) der Hetairoi wa…

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. Proph…

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…

Hermolaos

(139 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) | Neudecker, Richard (Rom)
(Ἑρμόλαος). [English version] [1] Verschwörer gegen Alexander d.Gr. Sohn des Sopolis, Page (Basilikoi paides) von Alexandros [4], kam dem König bei der Erlegung eines Wildschweins zuvor und wurde von ihm demütigend bestraft (327 v.Chr.). Zur Rache zettelte er unter den Pagen eine Verschwörung an, die aber fehlschlug und an den König verraten wurde. Die Beschuldigten wurden nach Folterung mit Zustimmung des Heeres zum Tode verurteilt und gesteinigt. Kallisthenes, als Gegner der Proskynesis dem Alexandros…

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 The…

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…

Laomedon

(589 words)

Author(s): Stoevesandt, Magdalene (Basle) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Λαομέδων; Laomédōn, ‘Ruler of the People’). [German version] [1] Mythical king of Troy Mythical king of Troy, son of Ilus [1]. Sons: Priamus, Hicetaon, Clytius [ I4], Lampus, Tithonus (Hom. Il. 20,236ff.), the illegitimate Bucolion (ibid. 6,23), and according to Ilias parva 29,4 PEG I Ganymede [1] as well. Daughters: Antigone [4], Astyoche [2], Hesione [4], etc. The main sources for his story (diverging in the details) are Homer (Il. 5,640ff.; 7,452f.; 20,145ff.; 21,441ff.), Apollodorus (2,103f.; 1…

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 n…

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. …

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…

Perdiccas

(866 words)

Author(s): Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) | Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Περδίκκας; Perdíkkas). [German version] [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]. Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel) Bibliography M. Zahrnt, Die Entwicklung des makedonischen Reiches bis zu den Perserkriegen, in: Chiron 14, 1984, 345-348. [German version] [2] P. II Macedonian king, c. 450-413 BC Son of Alexander [2] I, king of Macedonia c. 450-413 BC, asserted himself against his brothers …
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