Cetriporis

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Cetriporis (Greek: Κετρίπορις, an anthroponym from the Thracian language [1]) was a king of the Odrysian kingdom in western Thrace from c. 352 BC, in succession to his father Berisades, with whom he may already have been a co-ruler. He and his father had entered into an alliance with Athens and the Illyrians against Philip II of Macedonia in 358 BC. As king, Cetriporis controlled only part of the realm, the remainder being in the possession of his rivals and relatives Amadocus II and Cersobleptes. The portion under his sway included coastal areas, the region including Lake Prasias inland of Amphipolis, and the silver mines of Achladochori.

After his father died, Cetriporis was in conflict with Cersobleptes, who had declared war.[2] At the same time he remained part of the coalition against Philip; Philip defeated the coalition in 353 BC. Cetriporis himself appears to have been subjected by Philip early in 347 BC, at which time the silver mines also passed under the control of the Macedonian ruler. Later in the same year Cersobleptes and Amadocus met a similar fate, having appealed to Philip to arbitrate a dispute between them and then been forced to acknowledge his suzerainty when the "judge" showed up with an army.

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  1. ^ See the Thracological literature, Olteanu, Duridanov, Detschew, et al
  2. ^ Demosthenes, Speeches, "Against Aristocrates", 8, 10, 170
Cetriporis
Born: Unknown Died: Unknown
Preceded by
Berisades
King of Thrace
352–347 BC
Succeeded by
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