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Magas (Greek: Mάγας) was a Greek Macedonian nobleman that lived in the 4th century BC. His origin is obscure except that he came from region of Eordaea.[1] Little is known on his life.

Magas married the noblewoman Antigone, the child of Cassander and the niece of the powerful Regent Antipater.[2] His marriage to Antigone reveals that Magas was a nobleman of some social status and influence as he married a close relation to the powerful Regent and his wife was a distant collateral relative to the Argead dynasty.[3] After Magas married Antigone, they settled in Eordaea. Antigone born Magas a daughter; his only known child Berenice I of Egypt.[2][3] Magas had two namesakes: his grandson Magas of Cyrene and his great, great grandson Magas of Egypt.

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  1. ^ Ptolemaic Genealogy: Berenice I, Footnote 2 Archived 2011-10-05 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Heckel, Who’s who in the age of Alexander the Great: prosopography of Alexander’s empire, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006, p.71
  3. ^ a b Ptolemaic Dynasty – Affiliated Lines: The Antipatrids Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine