Perdiccas


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Perdiccas

(pərdĭk`əs), d. 321 B.C., Macedonian general under Alexander the Great. After the death of Alexander (323) he ruled as regent from Babylon. He strove in vain to hold the empire together, but was opposed by others of the DiadochiDiadochi
[Gr.,=successors], the Macedonian generals and administrators who succeeded Alexander the Great. Alexander's empire, the largest that the world had known to that time, was quickly built. At his death in 323 B.C. it disintegrated even more quickly.
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. He was defeated by Ptolemy I in Egypt and was killed in a mutiny of his troops.

Perdiccas

 

Born circa 365 B.C.; died 321 B.C. in Egypt. Bodyguard and military commander of Alexander the Great; one of the Diadochoi. After the death of Alexander, Perdiccas was regent of Macedonia from 323 to 321 B.C. He was killed by conspirators from among his own generals during a campaign against Ptolemy I, ruler of Egypt.

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I believe that Periander or Perdiccas or Xerxes or Ismenias the Theban, or some other rich and mighty man, who had a great opinion of his own power, was the first to say that justice is `doing good to your friends and harm to your enemies.
kitts, karyditsas, kozani, concave, crocus, lefkovrysis, olympiad, perdiccas and suburbs.
Kitts, Karyditsas, Kozani, Concave, Crocus, Lefkovrysis, Olympiad, Perdiccas and suburbs and has as its object the establishment of forest maps for the protection of forests and forest lands in said peripheral unit of Greece to complete the land registration process to create a national register.
Neil, who grew up in Luton, found fame when he was cast as Perdiccas in Alexander alongside Colin Farrell and Angelina Jolie.
49) In response, Perdiccas invaded Egypt, led his army towards Memphis, where he believed Ptolemy was based, and attempted to cross the Nile during the night:
The fact that so many soldiers had drowned and then had their bodies eaten by crocodiles was not only a military catastrophe for Perdiccas, but it also had a disastrous effect on the morale of the remaining troops, the result of which was his being assassinated by his own generals.
De plus, cet episode est a rapprocher de celui qui met en scene Hippocrate decouvrant que la maladie du roi Perdiccas est due a l'amour secret que celui-ci porte pour une concubine de son pere Alexandre (cf.
On notera aussi que d'apres VHSS 5,176,7-8 Ilberg Perdiccas est honteux d'aimer la concubine de son defunt pere.
The taxiarchs Perdiccas, Coenus and Craterus were redeployed as hipparchs, and at least three new taxiarchs were appointed.
Indeed, Perdiccas was soon able to get the army assembly to scrap all the grand projects which he presented to them as Alexander's last plans.
The picture is complicated by the tradition that, after Alexander's death, Perdiccas read out to the troops in Babylon a memorandum purporting to be Alexander's plans for the future, the so-called Last Plans, a document, designed to appear credible to the troops, but fantastic enough to secure their rejection.
Within the Diogenic material, the Alexander anecdotes form part of a bigger group that pits the Cynic against political figures such as Dionysius of Syracuse, Philip of Macedon, Perdiccas and Craterus.