|Title of host publication||The encyclopedia of ancient history|
|Editors||Roger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, Sabine R. Huebner|
|Place of Publication||Malden, MA|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Archelaos was king of Macedonia from 413 to 399. He seized power by murdering his uncle, his cousin, and then his younger brother, which led Plato to describe him as “the greatest criminal in Macedonia, the most wretched of all the Macedonians, and not the happiest” (Gorg. 471a—d). Nevertheless, Archelaos ruled Macedonia well compared to his immediate predecessors.