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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.

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)

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. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography E.G. Turner, A Commander-in-Chief's Order from Saqqâra, in: JEA 60, 1974, 239-342. [German version] [2] Trierarch of Alexander the Great's Hydaspes fleet Son of Alexander from Mieza, in 326 BC triera…

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)

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.

Aboulites

(62 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[German version] Satrap of  Susa under  Darius, father of  Oxathres. In 331 BC he handed the city over to  Alexander [4] with 50,000 silver  talents and was confirmed as satrap. The subdued  Uxii were subordinated to him. During the cleansing after Alexander's losses in  Gedrosia (324), A. and his son were executed. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve 2, no. 5.

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. Deposed by her brother  Pixodarus, withdrew to the fortress Alinda, where she remained unmolested. When  Alexander [4] reached Caria (324), she handed Alinda over to him and adopted him, which secured for him the sympathies of the Carian cities and put him in view of succession. She was recognized as the Queen of Caria and she commanded Ca…

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 …

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…

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.

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 Antigonos Monophthalmos besiegt und in einer Festung interniert, verriet er sie bei einem Ausbruchsversuch und schloß sich Antigonos an (Diod. 19,16), der ihn rasch beförderte. In Phrygien gründete er eine Stadt Dokimeion. 302 ging er zu Lysimachos über (Diod. 20,107,3). Sein weiteres Schicksal ist unbekannt. Badian, Ernst (Cambri…

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) Bibliography Berve 2, Nr. 209.

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)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Ἅρπαλος). Sohn des Machatas, Neffe von Derdas [3] und Phila aus dem Königshaus von Elimeia (Athen. 13,557c), Jugendfreund von Alexandros [4] d.Gr. und mit den anderen 337 v.Chr. von Philippos II. verbannt. Zum Kriegsdienst körperlich untauglich, wurde er Alexandros' Schatzmeister (Arr. an. 3,6,6). Ende 334 floh er aus unbekannten Gründen nach Megara, doch gab ihm Alexandros im Frühjahr 331 seinen alten Posten zurück. 330 blieb er zur Überwachung der von Persepolis transportierte…

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…
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