Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free
trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select
from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Antipatrid
Generals, Generals of Antigonus I, Generals of Eumenes, Generals of
Lysimachus, Generals of Polyperchon, Philetaerus, Alexander,
Nicanor, Agathocles, Eudemus, Cleitus the White, Pleistarchus,
Phoenix of Tenedos, Prepelaus, Philip, Eupolemus, Monimus,
Menyllus, Philotas, Demetrius Poliorcetes. Excerpt: Philetaerus
(Greek:, Philtairos, ca. 343 BC263 Be was the founder of the
Attalid dynasty of Pergamon in Anatolia. He was born in Tieium
(Greek: Tieion), a small town on the Black Sea coast of Anatolia
between Bithynia to the west and Paphlagonia to the east. His
father was Attalus (Greek: Attalos) (perhaps from Macedon) and his
mother Boa was Paphlagonian. After the death of Alexander the Great
in 323 BC, Philetaerus became embroiled in the struggle for
supremacy, called the Wars of the Diadochi (diadochi means
"successors" in Greek) between Alexander's regional governors,
Antigonus in Phrygia, Lysimachus in Thrace and Seleucus in
Babylonia (among others). Philetaerus served first under Antigonus.
He then shifted his allegiance to Lysimachus (ruler of Pergamon
from 323 BC to 281 Be, who, after Antigonus was killed at the
Battle of Ipsus in 301 BC, made Philetaerus commander of Pergamon,
where Lysimachus kept a treasury of nine thousand talents of
silver. Philetaerus served Lysimachus until 282 BC, when perhaps
because of conflicts involving the court intrigues of Arsino,
Lysimachus' third wife, Philetaerus deserted Lysimachus, offering
himself and the important fortress of Pergamon, along with its
treasury to Seleucus, who subsequently defeated and killed
Lysimachus at the Battle of Corupedium in 281 BC. Seleucus himself
was killed by Ptolemy Ceraunus, a brother of Arsino at Lysimachia a
few months later. Though nominally unde... More: http:
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