the Greek field gentleman Polyperchon (* 394 v. Chr. in Tymphaia, † around 303 v. Chr.) 319 v. participated in the Alexanderzug and became. Chr. Successor of its gone away Antipater of many years as realm Weser of the Alexanderreiches.
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as a son of the Simmias at the beginning of the fourth pre-Christian century in Tymphaia born, took Polyperchon at the Asia campaign of the Macedonian king Alexander III. part, which of the Romans than the large one was designated later. After death Alexanders, which had introduced the time of the diadochus wars, became Polyperchon of the third realm Weser in two years. He took over this office of his deceased friend Antipater, that it since the death of the Perdikkas 319 v. Chr. had had.
Antipater had ignored its son Kassander, whose requirements on the realm Weser shank by the diadochi Antigonos Monophthalmos and Lysimachos was supported by this follow-up regulation however. In order to be able to exist against this powerful alliance, Polyperchon looked for the support the Greek pole ice, in which he supported as a war-joyfully valid democrat. It could not hold itself however also with Greek assistance and became to 316 v. Chr. from Greece displaced , only on the Peloponnes remained large for him some bases.
death and follow-up
Polyperchons trace lose themselves after 309 v. Chr. In the fight of the diadochi for the supremacy in the former Alexanderreich it could not intervene any longer. However none of them could achieve with the Polyperchons comparable supremacy in Greece, which was dominated in the future by Achaii and the Ätoli federation. This should succeed only one and a half centuries later to the Romans.
- Hermann Bengtson: The diadochi, C. H. Beck, Munich 1987, ISBN 3-406-32068-6.
- Dock Brodersen/Bernhard Zimmermann (Hrsg.): Persons of the antique ones, publishing house J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart 2004, S. 181, ISBN 3-476-02023-1.
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- English-language overview of the time of the diadochus wars
- articles with Livius.org of Polyperchon (English)
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Greek field gentleman Alexanders large|
|DATE OF BIRTH||before 360 v. Chr.|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Tymphaia|
|DYING DATE||after 310 v. Chr.|