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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.

Family tree of Magas of MacedonEdit


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antipater
regent of
Macedonian Empire
 
 
 
 
 
Cassander
nobleman
from Paliura
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cassander
king of Macedonia
305-297 BC
 
 
 
 
 
Antigone of Macedon
 
Magas of Macedon
nobleman
from Eordaea
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alexander V
king of Macedon
297-294 BC
 
Philip
nobleman
from Macedonia
 
 
 
 
 
Berenice I
 
 
 
 
 
Ptolemy I
king of Egypt
 
 
 
 
 
Eurydice
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antigone of Epirus
Pyrrhus I of Epirus
 
 
 
 
 
Theoxena Elder
Agathocles
tyrant of Syracuse,
king of Sicily
 
Magas of Cyrene
king of Cyrene
276-250 BC
Apama II of Seleucids
 
 
 
 
 
Philotera
deified
 
Ptolemy II Philadelphus
king of Egypt
∞ 1.Arsinoe I
2.Arsinoe II
 
Arsinoe II
∞ 1.Lysimachus of Thrace
2.Ptolemy Keraunos
king of Macedonia
3.Ptolemy II Philadelphus
 
Ptolemy Keraunos
king of Macedon
281-279 BC
Arsinoe II
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ptolemy
military officer
 
Olympias II
Alexander II of Epirus
 
Archagathus
epistates of Cyrene
∞ Oenanthe
 
Theoxena Younger
 
Berenice II
∞ 1.Demetrius the Fair
king of Cyrene
250-249 BC
2.Ptolemy III Euergetes
 
(1) Ptolemy III Euergetes
king of Egypt
Berenice II
 
(1) Lysimachus
prince
 
(1) Berenice
Antiochus II Theos
emperor of Seleucid Empire
 
(1) Ptolemy Epigonos
kng of Telmessos
 
(1) Lysimachus
prince
 
(1) Philip
prince
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Phthia
Demetrius II of Macedon
239-229 BC
 
Pyrrhus II
king of Epirus
242-238 BC
 
Ptolemy
king of Epirus
238-235 BC
 
Agathocles
Oenanthe
 
(2) Magas of Egypt
died 20 y.o.
 
Arsinoe III
 
Ptolemy IV Philopator
king of Egypt
 
 
 
 
 
Lysimachus
king of Telmessos
 
Epigonos
prince
 

ReferencesEdit

  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