Alcetas II of Epirus

Alcetas II (Greek: Ἀλκέτας; 313–306 ВС), king of Epirus, was the son of Arybbas, and grandson of Alcetas I. On account of his ungovernable temper, he was banished by his father, who appointed his younger son, Aeacides, to succeed him. On the death of Aeacides, who was killed in a battle fighting against Cassander in 313 BC, the Epirotes recalled Alcetas. Cassander sent an army against him under the command of Lyciscus, but in 312 BC entered into an alliance with him. The Epirotes, incensed at the outrages of Alcetas, rose against him and put him to death, together with his two sons. As a result, in 306 BC Pyrrhus, the son of Aeacides, was placed upon the throne by his protector King Glaukias of the Illyrians.

Alcetas II
king of Epirus
Reign313 - 306 BC
PredecessorAeacides of Epirus
SuccessorPyrrhus I of Epirus
HouseAeacidae
FatherArybbas of Epirus
MotherTroas (daughter of Neoptolemus I of Epirus)
ReligionAncient Greek religion

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  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Alcetas II". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
Preceded by
King of Epirus
313–306 BC
Succeeded by