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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe encyclopedia of ancient history
EditorsRoger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, Sabine R. Huebner
Place of PublicationMalden, MA
PublisherWiley-Blackwell, Wiley
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781405179355
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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