Grabus

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Grabus
Reign c. 358 – 356 BC
Predecessor Bardyllis
Successor Pleuratus I

Grabus[1] (also Grabos;[2] Greek: Γράβος; ruled c. 358 – 356 BC) was the king of the Grabaei, a minor tribe in Illyria, located somewhere in what is today the northern half of Albania.

Biography[edit]

Grabus belonged to the tribe of the Grabaei, although the tribe may have been incorporated into the Taulantii realm of which Grabus became king.[1] After Philip II of Macedon defeated Bardylis (c. 358 BC), the Grabaei under Grabus became the strongest state in Illyria.[3][2] Soon after the presumed alliance between the Chalcidians (Paeonian king Lyppeius and Thracian king Cetriporis) and Grabus in Athens in midsummer 356 BC, Grabus was defeated by Macedonian general Parmenion.[2] The said alliance was found in a fragment at Olynthus, in unfinished state and thrown into a riverbed suggesting that it was never ratified.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hammond 1993, p. 106.
  2. ^ a b c d Harding 1985, pp. 92–93.
  3. ^ Hammond 1994, p. 438.

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