Tharrhypas

Tharrhypas[1] (Greek: Θαρύπας, 430 - 392 BC) was a king of the Molossians and ancestor of Alexander the Great.

Tharrhypas
King of Epirus
Reign430 - 392 BC
PredecessorAdmetus of Epirus
SuccessorAlcetas I of Epirus
BornTharrhypas
IssueAlcetas I of Epirus
HouseAeacidae
ReligionAncient Greek religion

He is mentioned by Thucydides[2] as a minor in 429 BC.

He was the father of Alcetas I, and is said to have been the first to introduce southern Greek (namely Attic) cultural traits among Molossians.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Alternative forms: Tharrypas, Tharyps, Tharrytas, Tharybas
  2. ^ History of the Peloponnesian War 2. 80)
  3. ^ Pausanias 1. 11 , Plutarch Pyrrhus
Preceded by
Admetus
King of Epirus
430–392 BC
Succeeded by
Alcetas I