Diadochi
The Diadochi (/daɪˈædəkaɪ/; from Greek: Διάδοχοι, Diadokhoi, meaning "Successors") were the rival generals, families and friends of Alexander the Great who fought for control over his empire after his...
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Wars of Alexander the Great
The wars of Alexander the Great were fought by King Alexander III of Macedon ("The Great"), first against the Achaemenid Persian Empire, under its "King of Kings" Darius III, and then against local ch...
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Perdiccas
Perdiccas (Greek: Περδίκκας, Perdikkas; died 321/320 BC) was one of Alexander the Great's generals. At the moment of Alexander's death in June 323 BC, Alexander's imperial state and all offices w...
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Craterus
Craterus (Greek: Κρατερός; c. 370 BC – 321 BC) was a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi.He was the son of a Macedonian nobleman named Alexander from Orestis and broth...
Antipater
Antipater (/ænˈtɪpətər/; Greek: Ἀντίπατρος Antipatros; c. 397 BC – 319 BC) was a Macedonian general and a supporter of kings Philip II of Macedon and Alexander the Great. In 320 BC...
Ptolemy I Soter
Ptolemy I Soter I (Ancient Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Σωτήρ, Ptolemaĩos Sōtḗr, i.e. Ptolemy (pronounced /ˈtɒləmi/) the Savior), also known as Ptolemy Lagides, c. 367 BC – c. 283 BC, was a Macedonian gene...
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Lysimachus
Lysimachus (Greek: Λυσίμαχος, Lysimachos; c. 360 BC – 281 BC) was a Macedonian officer and diadochus (i.e. "successor") of Alexander the Great, who became a basileus ("King") in 306 BC, ruling Thrace,...
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Peucestas
Peucestas (in Greek Πευκέστας; lived 4th century BC) was a native of the town of Mieza, in Macedonia, and a distinguished officer in the service of Alexander the Great. His name is first mentioned as ...
Peithon
Peithon or Pithon (Greek: Πείθων or Πίθων, about 355 – 314 BC) was the son of Crateuas, a nobleman from Eordaia in western Macedonia. One of the bodyguards of Alexander the Great, later satrap o...
Leonnatus
Leonnatus (Greek: Λεοννάτος; 356 BC – 322 BC) was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great and one of the diadochi.He was a member of the royal house of Lyncestis, a small kingdom that had been...
Antigonus I Monophthalmus
Antigonus I Monophthalmus (Ancient Greek: Ἀντίγονος ὁ Μονόφθαλμος, "Antigonus the One-eyed", 382–301 BC), son of Philip from Elimeia, was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexand...
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Neoptolemus
Neoptolemus (/ˌniːəpˈtɒlɨməs/; Greek: Νεοπτόλεμος, Neoptolemos, "new warrior"), also called Pyrrhus (/ˈpɪrəs/; Πύρρος, Purrhos, "red", for his red hair), was the son of the warrior Achilles and the pr...
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Seleucus I Nicator
Seleucus I Nicator (c. 358 BC – 281 BC) (Ancient Greek: Σέλευκος Α΄ Νικάτωρ) was one of the Diadochi. Having previously served as an infantry general under Alexander the Great, he eventually assu...
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Polyperchon
Polyperchon (Greek: Πολυπέρχων); b. unknown – d. after 304, possibly into 3rd century BC), son of Simmias from Tymphaia in Epirus, was a Macedonian general who served under Philip II and Alexander...
Philip III of Macedon
Philip III Arrhidaeus (Ancient Greek: Φίλιππος Γ΄ ὁ Ἀρριδαῖος; c. 359 BC – December 25, 317 BC) reigned as king of Macedonia from after June 11, 323 BC until his death. He was a son of King...
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Alexander IV of Macedon
Alexander IV (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος Δ΄; 323–311 BC), erroneously called sometimes in modern times Aegus, was the son of Alexander the Great (Alexander III of Macedon) and Princess Roxana of Bac...
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Olympias
Olympias (Greek: Ὀλυμπιάς, [olympias], c. 375–316 BC) was a daughter of king Neoptolemus I of Epirus, the fourth wife of the king of Macedonia, Philip II, and mother of Alexander the Great. She wa...
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Eurydice II of Macedon
Eurydice (Greek: Εὐρυδίκη Eurydike; died 317 BC) was the daughter of Amyntas IV, son of Perdiccas III, king of Macedonia, and Cynane, daughter of Philip II and his first wife Audata. She was a signif...
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Cleopatra of Macedon
Cleopatra of Macedon (Greek: Κλεοπάτρα; c. 357 BC – 308 BC), or Cleopatra of Epirus, was an Epirote-Macedonian princess and later queen regent of Epirus. The daughter of Philip II of Macedon and Olymp...
Eumenes of Cardia
Eumenes of Cardia (/juːˈmɛniːz/; Greek: Εὐμένης; c. 362 – 316 BC) was a Greek general and scholar. He participated in the Wars of the Diadochi as a supporter of the Macedonian Argead royal house.
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Pyrrhus of Epirus
Pyrrhus (/ˈpɪrəs/; Greek: Πύρρος, Pyrrhos; 319/318–272 BC) was a Greek general and statesman of the Hellenistic period. He was king of the Greek tribe of Molossians, of the royal Aeacid house (from c....
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Cassander
Cassander (Greek: Κάσσανδρος Ἀντιπάτρου, Kassandros son of Antipatros; ca. 350 BC – 297 BC), was King of the Kingdom of Macedon from 305 BC until 297 BC, son of Antipater, and founder of the Anti...
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Demetrius Poliorcetes
Demetrius I (/dɪˈmiːtriəs/; Greek: Δημήτριος; 337–283 BC), called Poliorcetes (/ˌpɒli.ɔrˈsiːtiːz/; Greek: Πολιορκητής, "The Besieger"), son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus and Stratonice, was a Macedonia...
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Ptolemy Keraunos
Ptolemy Keraunos (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος Κεραυνός, died 279 BC) was the King of Macedon from 281 BC to 279 BC. His epithet Keraunos is Greek for "Thunder" or "Thunderbolt". He was the eldest son of Pt...
Partition of Babylon
The Partition of Babylon designates the attribution of the territories of Alexander the Great between his generals after his death in 323 BC. The phrase is a proper name formulated by scholars in Engl...
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Lamian War
The Lamian War, or the Hellenic War (323–322 BC) was fought by a coalition of Greek cities including Athens and the Aetolian League against Macedon and its ally Boeotia. The war ended in a Macedonian ...
Partition of Triparadisus
The Partition of Triparadisus was a power-sharing agreement passed at Triparadisus in 321 BCE between the generals (Diadochi) of Alexander the Great, in which they named a new regent and arranged the ...
Wars of the Diadochi
The Wars of the Diadochi (or Wars of Alexander's Successors), (Greek: Πόλεμος των Διαδόχων, Polemos ton Diadochon) were a series of conflicts fought between Alexander the Great's generals over the rul...
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Hellenistic civilization
The Hellenistic period is the period of ancient Greek and Mediterranean history between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and the emergence of the Roman Empire as signified by the Battle of A...
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