Coenus of Macedon

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Coenus
King of Macedon
Reign traditional: 778–750 BC
Predecessor Caranus
Successor Tyrimmas
Issue Tyrimmas
Dynasty Argead dynasty
Father Caranus
Mother unknown
Religious beliefs Ancient Greek religion

Coenus or Koinos (Ancient Greek: Κοῖνος) was, after Karanus, the second king of the ancient kingdom of Macedon.

The Macedonian historian Marsyas of Pella relates the following aetiological story regarding his name:[1][2] a certain Knopis from Colchis came to Macedonia and lived in the court of Caranus; when the royal male child was born, Caranus had the desire to name him after his father, Kiraron or Kararon, but the mother opposed and wanted after her father the child to be named. When Knopis was asked responded: by neither name. Therefore he was called Koinos (common).

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  1. ^ Kleine philologische Schriften: Zur griechischen Literatur By Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl Page 454 (1866) Leipzig
  2. ^ The history of Alexander the Great by Charles Alexander Robinson Page 169 (1953)