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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). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

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 …

Erigyius

(116 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Ἐρίγυιος; Erígyios). From Mytilene, resident of Amphipolis together with his brother  Laomedon, older than Alexander [4] and was banished in 337/6 BC together with others of his friends from younger days. As the only one of this group he was quickly given a command over troops, led the Greek cavalry near  Issus and  Gaugamela, and later appears as a trusted adviser of the king. He also took on special military tasks, thus e.g. against  Satibarzanes, whom he killed in single combat…

Amicitia

(392 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Amicitia and amicus include also in the Latin personal, philosophical and social-political aspects of friendship. The use of amicitia as an expression of social and political relationships between individuals or states and their introduction under Greek influence ( philia,  Friendship) occurred in philosophy through Cicero, which also allows familiaris to become an unforced designation for a ‘friend’. Amicus and amicitia express within Rome the relationship between high-ranking people of the same rank as well as the connection between the…

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 stratēgós . When Brennus [2] invaded, Macedonia was again plundered; but when the Celts mov…

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. 19,16), who quickly promoted him. In Phrygia he founded a city Dokimeion. In 302 he allied himself with Lysimachus (Diod. Sic. 20,107,3). His later history is unknown. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, …

Thais

(129 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Θαῖς/ Thaîs). Famous Athenian hetaíra ( Hetaírai ), eponymous heroine of comedies by Afranius [4] ([1. 229]), Hipparchus [2] and Menander [4] (PCG V 107; VI 2,122-127), all attested by quotations. Allegedly a mistress of Alexander [4] the Great, and later of Ptolemaeus [1] I, the father of her three children (Ath. 13,576d-e). According to Cleitarchus [2] at a feast she was the instigator of the burning of the Royal Buildings at Persepolis, as revenge on Xerxes (as in …

Glycera

(118 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Γλυκέρα; Glykéra). [German version] [1] Famous Athenian hetaera of the late 4th cent. BC Famous Athenian hetaera ( Hetaerae) of the late 4th cent. BC. After the death of  Pythionike, she was summoned to Tarsus by  Harpalus, who awarded her royal honours. This was met with mockery and contempt by the Greeks. However, Harpalus supported Athens with grain because she acted as an intermediary, and he acquired the citizenship there. G. appears to have accompanied him on his flight and spent the remainder of her l…

Prepelaus

(129 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Πρεπέλαος/ Prepélaos). General in the service of Cassander. In 315 BC he brought Alexander [8] to their side. He and Asander [2] were sent to Asia in 303, where Polemaeus annihilated a company of 8,000 of their army. In 311 he participated in the peace negotiations (OGIS 5, l. 10 and l. 28). In 303, he lost Corinth to Demetrius [I 2]. In 302, Cassander sent him to Asia with reinforcements for Lysimachus [2], where he quickly conquered several cities (cf. Syll.3 353, Ephesus), but lost most of them just as quickly to Demetrius. Perhaps he is the P. honoured in Delphi in c. 287 (Sy…

Batis

(58 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Βάτις; Bátis). Supposedly a eunuch, he was commander of Gaza under Darius. He stopped Alexander the Great at Gaza in 332 BC for two months by keeping up a courageous and hopeless resistance. After the fall of the city, he was gruesomely executed by the victor. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 209.

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)

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…

Polyperchon

(582 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Πολυπέρχων/ Polypérchōn). [German version] [1] Commander under Alexander the Great P. (not Polysperchon, cf. OGIS 1, p. 12 n. 14), son of Simmias (Arr. Anab. 2,12,2) from Tymphaea (Tzetz. Schol. Lycoph. 802), leader of the Tymphaean táxis of the pez(h)étairoi under Alexander [4] the Great from 333 BC; able, but never outstanding. According to Curt. 8,5,22-24, his derision (but in Arr. Anab. 4,12,12 that of Leonnatus) thwarted the introduction of the proskýnēsis . According to Curt. 8,11,1, he took Ora in the Swat Valley (in Arr. Anab. 4,27,9 i…

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, no. 206.

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) …

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 …

Abisares

(184 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Indian prince named after his tribe (the Abhisari), who was allied with  Poros. His territory reached from the southern chain of the Karakorum to Kashmir in the east and Hazera (near Rawalpindi) in the west. He supported the resistance to  Alexander [4] in Swat (Arr. Anab. 4,27,7; 30,7), but then sent him presents at Taxila (loc. cit. 5,8,3; in Curt. 8,13,1 false: homage). He was absent from the battle of the Hydaspes ( Hydaspes) even though it was expected that he would support P…

Sibyrtius

(148 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] (Σιβύρτιος; Sibýrtios). Friend of Peucestas [2]. He was installed as satrap of Carmania by Alexander [4] in 325 BC, but was soon redeployed to Gedrosia with Arachosia and Oreitae (Arr. Anab. 6,27,1) and was confirmed in office by Perdiccas [4] and Antipater [1]; after 323, however, only Arachosia is mentioned (Diod. 18,3,3; Arr. FGrH 156 F 9,36). He allied himself to Eumenes [1] (Diod. 19,14,6), but had to flee when the latter accused him of high treason (Diod. 19,23,4; 19,27,4). A…

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 …

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. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 188. [English version] [2] Satrap, Kampf bei Gaugamela für Dareios, 330 v. …

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 Feldzüge beschrieben zu haben, beide zum Lob von Alexandros. Sie schrieben viele Jahre später, benutzten Kallisthenes und wohl au…

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 Arrian an. 3,24,4 ist in von Curtius abweichenden Einzelheiten zu verwerfen [1. 1, 233f.], berichtet jedoch glaubhaft, daß Alexandros [4] ihn in Haft setzte. Sein weiteres Schicksal ist unbekannt. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography 1 Bo…

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 Alexandros 100 Amazonen geschenkt haben (Arr. an. 7,13). Perdikkas wies ihm 323 die Satrapie von Westmedien zu, wo er s…

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. [English version] [2] Maked. Satrap von Karia (um 320 v. Chr.) Sohn des Agathon, nach Alexandros' [4] d. Gr. Tod Satrap von Karia, trat 320 v.Chr. …

Abisares

(173 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Nach seinem Stamm (die Abhisari) genannter indischer Fürst, mit Poros verbündet. Sein Gebiet reichte von den südl. Ketten des Karakorum bis nach Kaschmir im Osten und Hazera (unweit Rawalpindi) im Westen. Er unterstützte den Widerstand gegen Alexandros [4] in Swat (Arr. an. 4,27,7; 30,7), schickte ihm aber dann nach Taxila Geschenke (l.c. 5,8,3; bei Curt. 8,13,1 falsch: Huldigung). Der Hydaspesschlacht (Hydaspes) blieb er fern, nachdem man erwartet hatte, er würde Poros unterstüt…

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…

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. …

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.

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)

Myllenas

(54 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Μυλλένας). Schreiber von Alexandros [4] d.Gr., sollte Leichtbewaffnete auf Umwegen auf den Gipfel des Aornos [2] führen (Curt. 8,11,5: Mullinus). Das Unternehmen schlug fehl. Er ist wohl der Makedone M., Sohn des Asandros, dem in Eretria die proxenía mit Vorrechten verliehen wurde (IG XII 9, 197). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Balakros

(186 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
(Βάλακρος). Verschiedene Männer dieses Namens dienten als Offiziere unter Alexandros [4] d.Gr. [English version] [1] Satrap von Kilikia, nach 333 v.Chr. Sohn eines Nikanor, heiratete Phila, Tochter von Antipatros [1], die ihm einen Sohn gebar. Zuerst somatophýlax , wurde er nach der Schlacht von Issos zum Satrapen von Kilikia ernannt, wo er gegen die Gebirgsstämme lange erfolgreich kämpfte, aber kurz vor Alexandros' Tod im Kampfe fiel. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 200  Heckel 260. [English version] [2] Kommandeur der griech. Bundesinfanterie ab 3…

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. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 113.

Mazaros

(61 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Μάζαρος). Hetaíros ( hetaíroi ) von Alexandros [4] d.Gr., nach Arrianos (Arr. an. 3,16,9) 331/30 v.Chr. in Susa als Burgkommandant eingesetzt. Curtius (5,2,16) nennt dort Xenophilos. Da der Name M. iran. ist, hat Arrianos ihn wahrscheinlich mit dem pers. Vorgänger verwechselt. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography A.B. Bosworth, A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History, Bd. 1, 1980, 319.

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)
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