Aeacides Aeacid King of Epirus [60725]
(0349 B.C.-0313 B.C.)


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Phthia the Thessalian [60726]

Aeacides Aeacid King of Epirus [60725]

  • Born: 349 B.C.
  • Marriage: Phthia the Thessalian [60726]
  • Died: 313 B.C. at age 36

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Aeacides, the son of Arymbas II., succeeded Alexander. He espoused the cause of Olympias against Cassander, but was dethroned by his own soldiers, and had hardly regained his position when he fell in battle (313 B.C.) against Philip, brother of Cassander. He had, by his wife Phthia, a son, the celebrated Pyrrhus, and two daughters, Deidamia and Troas, of whom the former married Demetrius Poliorcetes.

EPIRUS, or EPEIRUS, an ancient district of Northern Greefle extending along the lonian Sea from the Acroceraunian promontory on the N. to the Ambracian gulf on the S. It was conterminous on the landward side with 'Illyria, Macedonia and Thessaly, and thus corresponds to the southern portion of Albania (q.v.). The name Epirus ("Hireipor) signified "mainland," and was originally applied to the whole coast southward~ to the Corinthian Gulf, in contradistinction to the neighbouring islands, Corcyra, Leucas, &c. The country is all mountainous, especially towards the east, where the great rivers of north-western Greece


Aeacides married Phthia the Thessalian [60726] [MRIN: 551617111].

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