Amyntas IV of Macedon

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Amyntas IV
Born c. 365 BC
Died 336 BC
Spouse(s) Cynane[1] (cousin)
Children Eurydice II of Macedon[2]
Parents Perdiccas III of Macedon[3]
Relatives Amyntas III of Macedon (grandfather)
Eurydice I of Macedon (grandmother)
Alexander II of Macedon (uncle)
Philip II of Macedon (uncle)
Alexander the Great (cousin)

Amyntas IV (Greek: Ἀμύντας Δ΄) was a titular king of Macedonia in 359 BC and member of the Argead dynasty.[4]

Biography[edit]

Amyntas was a son of King Perdiccas III of Macedon. He was born in about 365 BC.[5]

After his father’s death in 359 BC he became king, but he was only an infant. Philip II of Macedon, Perdiccas’ brother, became his tutor and regent. In that same year Philip declared himself king of Macedonia, expropriating his young nephew.

Amyntas was not judged dangerous enough to be a menace to Philip, who even gave him his daughter Cynane in marriage. The succession of Amyntas’ cousin Alexander in 336 BC changed things — Alexander immediately had Amyntas executed.

Eurydice II of Macedon was Amyntas’ daughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leon, Vicki. (1995) Uppity Women of Ancient Times. Publishers Group West. Page 182-183. ISBN 1-57324-010-9
  2. ^ Smith, William (editor); Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, "Eurydice (3)", Boston, (1867)
  3. ^ Perdiccas III, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
  4. ^ Inscriptiones Graecae
  5. ^ Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Macedonia, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2010, p. 166.


Amyntas IV of Macedon
Born: ca. 365 BC Died: 336 BC
Preceded by
Perdiccas III
King of Macedon
359 BC
Succeeded by
Philip II