Triteuta

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Triteuta
Successor Teuta
Spouse Agron (1st)
Demetrius of Pharos (2nd)

Triteuta (Ancient Greek: Τριτεύτα; fl. 230–219 BC) was the first wife of Agron, the king of the Ardiaei (r. 250–231 BC), with whom she had a son named Pinnes. Some time before his death (231/230 BC), Agron divorced Triteuta and married Teuta. Their son, crown prince Pinnes, was placed under guardianship of step-mother Teuta (the Queen regent) until after the First Illyrian War (228 BC). According to Dio Chrysostom, Demetrius of Pharos married Triteuta and became regent for Pinnes,[1] after the war, thus becoming the most powerful of the Illyrian rulers in the 220s BC.[2] With Demetrius removed from the throne in 219 BC it is likely that Triteuta was no longer queen.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kos 2005, p. 267.
  2. ^ Dzino 2010, p. 51.

Sources[edit]

  • A. E. Astin (7 December 1989). The Cambridge Ancient History. Cambridge University Press. pp. 91–. ISBN 978-0-521-23448-1.
  • Danijel Dzino (21 January 2010). Illyricum in Roman Politics, 229 BC–AD 68. Cambridge University Press. pp. 51–. ISBN 978-1-139-48423-7.
  • Marjeta Šašel Kos (2005). Appian and Illyricum. Narodni Muzej Slovenije. ISBN 978-961-6169-36-3.