Hales (king)

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Hales or Chales (fl. 376–375 BC) was the king of the Triballi, a Thracian tribe that inhabited the region between West Morava and South Morava ("Angros" and "Brongos") rivers, called the "Triballian field" (πεδίον τὸ Τριβαλλικὸν[1]) in what is today south-eastern Serbia.[2]

In 376 BC, he led the Triballian army of 30,000 warriors and crossed Mount Haemus and the Sofia plain, followed the valley of the Strymon river and advanced as far as Abdera. His forces had nearly destroying the city before Chabrias, an Athenian general, was able to negotiate a peace between the Triballi and the king of Maronea, in the process winning over the Triballi to the Athenian side.[3]

Regnal titles
Preceded by
King of the Triballi
fl. 376–75 BC
Succeeded by
(330s BC)


  1. ^ Stojan Protić; Milovan Milovanović; Dragoljub Pavlović (1896). Delo. A.M. Stanojević. p. 74. Трибали живљаху поглавнто у басену јужне Мораве; на Косову пољу беху Дарданци. Низ Мораву Трибали допираху до Пстра, на истоку граничаху с Тилалетима и Трерима. Овај се на- род дуго н јуначки борио за незаписност [...] 376 год. нре Хр. р. бежаше 30000 Трибала и достпгоше са женама и децом до Абдере. Али они бежаху и на друге странс, тако да долажаху у сукоб са Скитима. Филип и Александар против Трибала мораху војштнти, па их овај и [...] 
  2. ^ Papazoglu 1978, pp. 58-61
  3. ^ Irina Florov; Nicholas Florov (2001). Three-thousand-year-old hat. Golden Vine Publishers. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-9688487-0-8.