Caranus (son of Philip II)
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, Alexander had Caranus killed soon after his accession in 336 BC. Pausanias reports that Olympias was responsible for the deaths of Cleopatra and her son.
- Justin. Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus. p. XI.2. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece. p. 8.7. Retrieved 28 December 2016.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Caranus". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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