Aeacides of Epirus
|King of Epirus|
|Reign||331 - 313 BC|
(316-313 Macedonian rule)
|Predecessor||Alexander I of Epirus|
|Successor||Alcetas II of Epirus|
|Issue||Pyrrhus I of Epirus|
Deidamia I of Epirus
|Father||Arybbas of Epirus|
|Mother||Troas (daughter of Neoptolemus I of Epirus)|
|Religion||Ancient Greek religion|
In 331 BC, on the death of his cousin king Alexander, who was slain in Italy, Aeacides succeeded to the throne of Epirus. In 317 BC he assisted Polyperchon in restoring his cousin Olympias and the five-year-old king Alexander IV to Macedonia. The following year he had to march to the assistance of Olympias, who was hard pressed by Cassander; but the Epirots disliked the military service, rose against Aeacides, and drove him from the kingdom. Pyrrhus, who was then only two years old, was saved by some faithful servants. Becoming tired of the Macedonian rule, the Epirots recalled Aeacides in 313 BC; Cassander immediately sent an army against him under his brother, Philip, who defeated him in two battles. During the last of battle Aeacides was killed.
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Aeacides". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.