Perdiccas I of Macedon

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Perdiccas I
King of Macedon
Aegae - Old Macedonia founded by Perdikkas I pre 500 BCE.jpg
Tetradrachm of Aigai - old Macedonian royal capital Aigai, founded by Perdikkas I
Reign traditional: 700–678 BC
Predecessor Tyrimmas
Successor Argaeus I
Issue Argaeus I
Dynasty Argead
Father Tyrimmas
Religion Ancient Greek religion

Perdiccas I of Macedon (Ancient Greek: Περδίκκας Α΄) was king of Macedon from about 700 BC to about 678 BC. Herodotus stated:

"From Argos fled to the Illyrians three brothers of the descendants of Temenus, Gauanes, Aeropus, and Perdiccas; and passing over from the Illyrians into the upper parts of Macedonia they came 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herodotus, The Histories, 8.137-139
  2. ^ Herodotus, The Histories, 5.22.1
Preceded by
Tyrimmas
King of Macedon
700–678 BC
Succeeded by
Argaeus I