as Antigoniden become the descendants of the diadochus Antigonos I. Monophthalmos designates, starting from 294 the v. Chr. (with an interruption from 287 to 276 v. Chr.) Macedonia and parts of Greece controlled. Antigonos I. established a short-lived large realm, that its son Demetrios I. Poliorketes after the battle of Ipsos again lost. Only its grandchild Antigonos II. Gonatas could and its successors the Macedonian throne secure itself. Under Philipp V. Macedonia had around 200 v. Chr. a hegemony over far parts of Greece achieved, lay however in the controversy with several small states. Thus it came to the consequence-fraught intervention of the Roman realm. 168 v. Chr. king was subject to Perseus of Macedonia in the fight against the Roman putting ions with Pydna. Thus the end of the rule of the Antigoniden had come.
The goal of the antigonidischen policy was the establishment of a hegemony over Greece and (if possible) over parts of the Ägäis. Macedonia had the probably best army all diadochus realms, if it were strong also not enough for the highly put goals. As fatal the alliance Philipps V. proved. with Hannibal (215 v. Chr.), Macedonia the enmity of Rome brought in, which itself at the beginning 2. Century v. Chr. in addition as protectorate power in the eastern Mediterranean area established.
- 307/306 301 Antigonos I. Monophthalmos
- 294-287 Demetrios I. Poliorketes
- 276-239 Antigonos II. Gonatas
- 239-229 Demetrios II.
- 229-227 Philipp, son under age Demetrios ′ II.
- 227-221 Antigonos III. Doson
- 221-179 Philipp V. of Macedonia
- 179-168 Perseus
- Graham Shipley: The Greek World after Alexander, 323-30 UC, London and New York 2000.
- F.W. Whale bank: A History OF Macedonia, Bd. 3, Oxford 1988, S. 95 FF.