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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, Commentary.

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…

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 could deal with them as it thought fit…

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.

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 Illyrian, born around 357 BC. Brought up in a martial way, she is said to have participated in Philip's battles. In 338/7 C. married Amyntas [4] and bore Eurydice [3] with whom she lived in Macedonia after the death of Amyntas. In 322 C. accompanied Eurydice to Asia with an army as a bride for Arridaeus [4]. C. was murdered by Alcetas [4] and given a royal burial by  Cassander. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve, no. 456.

Myllenas

(59 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Μυλλένας; Myllénas). Scribe of Alexander [4] the Great, was to lead lightly armed infantry along by-ways to the summit of the Aornus [2] (Curt. 8,11,5: Mullinus). The enterprise failed. He is probably the Macedonian M., son of Asander, who was accorded the proxenía with privileges in Eretria (IG XII 9, 197). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

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  Artaxerxes Ochus, became commander-in-chief of the Upper Satrapies, then  chiliarchos (‘lord of the realm’ Diod. Sic. 16,50,8). In 338 BC, he poisoned the king, in 336, he poisoned the king's son and successor  Arses, and installed a courtier on the throne, who then adopt…

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. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 205.

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). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve, no. 462, cf. no. 664.

Basilikoi paides

(178 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (βασιλικοὶ παῖδες). Lat. pueri regii, Pagen des maked. Königs: Knaben, die er sowohl als Geiseln wie auch als “Pflanzschule für Heerführer und Offiziere” (Curt. 8,6,6) aus der Aristokratie rekrutierte. Unter Alexandros [4] waren es über 50; sie begleiteten und bewachten den König, leisteten ihm persönliche Dienste und standen unter strenger Hauszucht (Curt. 8,6,2-6), weshalb Griechen sie oft als Sklaven bezeichneten. Ob die älteren an der Seite des Königs kämpften, ist nicht sicher. …

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.…

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.). Ba…

Peithon

(305 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Πείθων). [English version] [1] Indogriech. Satrap P., Sohn des Agenor, wurde von Alexandros [4] d.Gr. 325 v.Chr. als Satrap der Küste Indiens und Ufer des Indos bis zur Mündung des Arkesines eingesetzt. Er nahm Musikanos gefangen und führte ihn zum König, bemannte die neuen Festungen am linken Indosufer und traf mit Alexandros bei Papala zusammen. Als Alexandros 323 den Großteil Indiens aufgeben mußte, versetzte er P. nach Gandhara (Gandaritis), was ihm von Perdikkas [4] und nach der Schlacht von Tri…

Bukephalos, Bukephalas

(101 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Βουκεφάλας). Thessalisches Streitroß, das Alexandros [4] als Knabe zum Geschenk bekam und angeblich als einziger zuzureiten vermochte. Er ritt nie ein anderes und es ist mit ihm auf dem Alexandermosaik und am Alexandersarkophag heroisch dargestellt. B. starb in hohem Alter nach der Schlacht am Hydaspes und Alexandros gründete ihm zu Ehren eine Stadt, Bukephala. In der “Vulgata” (Alexanderhistoriker) und im Alexanderroman werden das Leben und der Tod von B. reichlich ausgeschmückt. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography A.R. Anderson, Bucephalas and h…

Gorgos

(108 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Γόργος). G. von Iasos setzte sich 324 v.Chr. als “Waffenhüter” ( hoplophýlax, ὁπλοφύλαξ) bei Alexandros [4] d.Gr. für die von den Athenern vertriebenen Samier ein und versuchte, Alexandros zu einem Feldzug gegen Athen zu bewegen (Athen. 12,538b). Nach dessen Tod ordnete er an, Iasos solle die dort wohnenden Samier auf Kosten der Stadt zurückkehren lassen. Die neu konstituierte Gemeinde von Samos ehrte ihn und seinen Bruder Minnion für ihre Verdienste u.a. mit dem Bürgerrecht (Syll.3 312). Bei Alexandros hatten die Brüder für Iasos den Besitz eines Bin…

Kyn(n)ane

(73 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Κυν(ν)άνη). Tochter von Philippos II. und einer Illyrerin, geb. um 357 v.Chr. Kriegerisch erzogen, soll sie an Philippos' Schlachten teilgenommen haben. 338/7 wurde K. mit Amyntas [4] vermählt und gebar Eurydike [3], mit der sie nach Amyntas' Tod in Makedonien lebte. 322 geleitete K. Eurydike mit einem Heer als Braut für Arridaios [4] nach Asien. K. wurde von Alketas [4] ermordet und von Kassandros königlich bestattet. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve, Nr. 456.
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