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.
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:
Perdiccas, Craterus, Antipater, Antigonus, Leonnatus, Seleucus, Ptolemy, and their colleagues were all graduates of a remarkable school of military and political experience, and -- as Meleager quickly learned -- a wrongly played hand meant death.
The Latin of Julius Valerius adds [from Favorinus] a genealogy of Alexander which reaches back from Oceanus and Thetis and passes down through the families of Perdiccas or of Philip.
In a similar, if more playful, sympotic spirit, the young Cleitus (Gary Stretch) and Cassander (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) kiss Alexander and Perdiccas (Neil Jackson) respectively.
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Consequently, Perdiccas took the Grand Army into Egypt in tire spring of 321 BC aiming to punish Ptolemy, but his own officers assassinated him after he failed to force the crossing of the Kneel, with disastrous loss of life.
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.
Alejandro muere: Perdiccas asola la Atica, y Epicuro es compelido a errar de Atenas a Colofone, a Mitilene y a Lamsaque.
In one particular campaign, described by Thucydides, Brasidas the Spartan general believes that his ally Perdiccas, who leads a troop of Macedonians, has elicited the support of the Illyrians, only to discover that they have deserted and gone to help the opposition.