Caranus (son of Philip II)

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Caranus (Greek: Κάρανος) was the son of Philip and Cleopatra Eurydice, and therefore a half-brother of Alexander the Great. Cleopatra Eurydice also bore Philip a female child, Europa, a few days before his death. According to Justin,[1] Alexander had Caranus killed soon after his accession in 336 BC. Pausanias reports[2] that Olympias was responsible for the deaths of Cleopatra and her son.

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  1. ^ Justin. Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus. p. XI.2. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. p. 8.7. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Caranus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.