Perdiccas I of Macedon

Perdiccas I (Greek: Περδίκκας, romanizedPerdíkkas) was king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.

Perdiccas I
Aegae - Old Macedonia founded by Perdikkas I pre 500 BCE.jpg
Tetradrachm of Aigai - old Macedonian royal capital Aigai, founded by Perdikkas I
King of Macedon
SuccessorArgaeus I
IssueArgaeus I
ReligionAncient Greek religion

Herodotus stated:

"From Argos fled to the country of the Illyrians three brothers of the descendants of Temenus, Gauanes, Aeropus, and Perdiccas; and passing over Illyria from the mountains they came into the upper parts of Macedonia to the city of Lebaia."[1] "Now that these descendants of Perdiccas are Greeks, as they themselves say, I myself chance to know and will prove it in the later part of my history."[2]


  1. ^ Herodotus, The Histories, 8.137–139
  2. ^ Herodotus, The Histories, 5.22.1
Preceded by
King of Macedon Succeeded by
Argaeus I