Perdiccas III of Macedon
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||MacedoniaKing of Macdonia
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Perdiccas III (Greek: Περδίκκας Γ) was king of Macedonia from 368 to 359 BC, succeeding his brother Alexander II.
Son of Amyntas III and Eurydice, he was underage when Alexander II was killed by Ptolemy of Aloros, who then ruled as regent. In 365 BC, Perdiccas killed Ptolemy and assumed government.
Of the reign of Perdiccas, we have very little information. We learn only that he was at one time engaged in hostilities with Athens on account of Amphipolis, and that he was distinguished for his patronage of men of letters. Among these we are told that Euphraeus, a disciple of Plato, rose to so high a place in his favour, as completely to govern the young king, and exclude from his society all but philosophers and geometers.
He also served as Theorodokos in the Epidaurian Panhellenic games of about 365 BC.
He tried to reconquer upper Macedonia from the Illyrian Bardylis, but the expedition ended in disaster, with the king killed.
Perdiccas was succeeded by his infant son, Amyntas IV. The throne was soon usurped by Perdiccas' younger brother Philip II.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Perdiccas III of Macedon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).