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Antigone of Macedon

Antigone (Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) was a Greek Macedonian noblewoman that lived in the 4th century BC.

She was the child born to the nobleman Cassander by unnamed mother.[1] Antigone was a relative to the powerful Regent Antipater[2] as she was his niece. Her father and paternal uncle were the sons of Iolaus and through her father Antigone was a distant collateral relative to the Argead dynasty.[3]

Antigone was originally from either Paliura or Eordeaea. Little is known on her life. Antigone married a Greek Macedonian nobleman from obscure origins called Magas who was from Eordeaea.[4] Antigone and Magas lived in Eordeaea and had a daughter called Berenice I of Egypt.[5]

The colony of Antigonia was named after her and her granddaughter of the same name. Her namesake was the first wife of the Greek King Pyrrhus of Epirus.

References

  1. ^ Ptolemaic Genealogy: Berenice I, Footnote 3
  2. ^ Berenice I article at Livius.org
  3. ^ Ptolemaic Dynasty - Affiliated Lines: The Antipatrids
  4. ^ Ptolemaic Genealogy: Berenice I, Footnote 2
  5. ^ Heckel, Who’s who in the age of Alexander the Great: prosopography of Alexander’s empire, p. 71

Sources

  • Berenice I article at Livius.org
  • Ptolemaic Genealogy: Berenice I
  • Ptolemaic Dynasty - Affiliated Lines: Antipatrids
  • W. Heckel, Who’s who in the age of Alexander the Great: prosopography of Alexander’s empire, Wiley-Blackwell, 2006
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