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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 …

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…

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.…

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…

Argeadai

(172 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Erstes maked. Königshaus, beherrschte um 510 v. Chr., bei Amyntas' [1] Erscheinen in der Gesch., von Aigai aus die maked. Küstenebene. Amyntas unterwarf sich Dareios und wurde mit Gebietserweiterung und Verbindung mit den Achaimenidai belohnt. Sein Sohn Alexandros [2] blieb Xerxes bei der Invasion von Griechenland treu, nahm aber mit den Griechen Fühlung auf und war zuletzt auf der Seite der Sieger. Sein auf Sage und falsche Etym. gestützter Anspruch, von den Temenidai (Argos) ab…

Lanike

(65 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Λανίκη; wohl Kurzform von Ἑλλανίκη, Hellaníkē, Curt. 8,1,21). Schwester des Kleitos [6], Amme Alexandros' [4], der sie nach Kleitos' Tod angeblich klagend apostrophierte (Arr. an. 4,9,3f.; Curt. 8,2,8f.). L.s Ehemann ist unbekannt. Zwei ihrer Söhne fielen bei Miletos, einer - Proteas - wurde als Trinkkumpan Alexandros' berühmt (Athen. 4,129a; Ail. var. 12,26). Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA) Bibliography Berve, Nr. 462, vgl. Nr. 664.

Metron

(52 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] (Μήτρων). Einer der basilikoí paídes und 330 v.Chr. für das Waffenlager Alexandros' [4] d.Gr. verantwortlich; er erfuhr durch Kebalinos von der Verschwörung des Dimnos und erstattete Alexandros darüber Meldung (Curt. 6,7; Diod. 17,79,4-5). Mit einem Trierarchen der Hydaspesflotte (Arr. Ind. 18,5) kann er nicht identisch sein. Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)

Ada

(116 words)

Author(s): Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA)
[English version] Jüngere Tochter des Hekatomnos, regierte Karia mit ihrem Bruder und Mann Idrieus, nach dessen Tod (344/3 v. Chr.) allein, unter persischer Oberhoheit. Von ihrem Bruder Pixodaros gestürzt, zog sie sich in die Festung Alinda zurück, wo sie unbehelligt blieb. Als Alexandros [4] Karia erreichte (324), übergab sie ihm Alinda und adoptierte ihn, was ihm die Sympathien der karischen Städte sicherte und die Rechtsnachfolge in Aussicht stellte. Sie wurde als Königin von Karia anerkannt un…
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