Antigonus

(redirected from Antigonos)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Antigonos: Antigonus, Antigonus II Gonatas

Antigonus

giant nicknamed the Hand-Tosser. [Belgian Legend: Walsh Classical, 25]
References in periodicals archive ?
Antigonos skilfully exploited dissensions among the other satraps to extend his power first over all Asia Minor, then into Syria and into the East as far as Persis.
No wonder Antigonos was wary of him, after the two of them traded insults at a meeting.
He reported to Ptolemy that Antigonos was on his way west with a victorious army bigger than anyone else's, and a huge treasure.
He was gambling that his allies in the west would keep Antigonos busy, that he would be able to collect more troops, and that he would be welcomed in Babylonia.
His hope that his western allies would keep Antigonos occupied were largely realised, but he was attacked nonetheless, by Nikanor, Antigonos' governor of Media, east of Babylonia.
The war between Seleukos and Antigonos went on for about three years, until Antigonos decided he could not win and withdrew back to Syria.
If Antigonos could not beat him, no one else could, and it allowed him to turn further east to gather in more territory.
Since the second type aimed so much higher it is not surprising that none succeeded, though both Antigonos and Seleukos came very close.
They were to be instumental in the defeat -- the final defeat -- he was soon to inflict on Antigonos.
c) Antigono es mencionado en la novela (II 3; III 32) en mayor medida que en los otros autores.