Cleopatra Eurydice of Macedon
Cleopatra was a maiden whom Philip married either in 338 or 337 BCE. As Philip's wife, Cleopatra was given the name "Eurydice". Although Philip was a polygamist, his marriage to Cleopatra greatly upset Olympias, and threw Alexander the Great's heirship into question.
Following Philip's assassination, Europa and Caranus were murdered by Olympias, whereupon Cleopatra took her own life. Peter Green strongly suggests that Alexander ordered the death of Caranus, but that the deaths of Europa and Cleopatra were the result of Olympias's vindictiveness.
- Green, Peter; Alexander of Macedon: 356-323 B.C. A Historical Biography; Berkeley & Los Angeles; University of California Press; 1991.
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- Green, Peter. Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C: A Historical Biography
- Green, Peter. "Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B.C: A Historical Biography"
- Plutarch, The Life of Alexander, 9
- Junianus Justinus, Epitome of Pompeius Trogus, ix. 7
- Satyrus of Athens (13.557e)
- William Woodthorpe Tarn ignores Europa entirely and disputes even the existence of Caranus.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece, viii. 7. 7; Justin, ibid.; Plutarch, Parallel Lives, "Alexander" x. 4