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- Olympias is a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme.
- Olympias was daughter of Neoptolemus, king of Epirus.
- Olympias was daughter of Neoptolemus, king of Epirus, descent from the lineage of Aeacidae (a well respected family of Greece).
- Olympias is put to death, young Alexander and his mother are kept under close arrest.
- Olympias was immediately executed, while the king and his mother were taken prisoner and held in the citadel of Amphipolis under the supervision of Glaucias.
- Olympias murdered Caranus, son of Philip and his last wife, Cleopatra Eurydice.
- Olympias and several of Alexander's friends suggested to Alexander that this move showed that Philip intended to make Arrhidaeus his heir.
- Alexander had always been closer to Olympias than Philip and everybody knew it.
- Olympias, Alexander's mother on the other hand was from Eprius and, thus, Alexander was regarded as being only half-Macedonian.
- In the summer of the same year, Olympias gave birth to her first child Alexander.
- Olympias certainly, Alexander probably, connived at the assassination of Philip, whose removal was necessary to their own safety.
- In 316 he had Olympias executed for the murder of King Philip III and of his brother.
- Philip's murder was once thought to have been planned with the knowledge and involvement of Alexander or Olympias.
- At the same time, Perdiccas was offered by Olympias the hand of her daughter Cleopatra.
- Although Philip had either seven or eight wives, Olympias was his principal wife for a time.
- It is said that Philip II had first fallen in love with Olympias when they were among the initiants into the Kabeiria Mysteries of Dionysus in Samothrace.
- Olympias had Cleopatra Eurydice and her daughter by Philip, Europa, burned alive.
- Arymbas made a treaty of alliance with Philip of Macedon, which was cemented by a marriage between Philip and Neoptolemos' daughter, Olympias.
- The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander I of Epirus and Philip's daughter, by his fourth wife Olympias, Cleopatra.
- Olympias and Philip had two children in quick succession: Alexander, born in 356 B.C., and Cleopatra, born two years later.
- Later, Alexander was educated by a strict teacher: Leonidas, himself a relative of Olympias.
- Her original name as a child was called Polyxena and then, at marriage, Myrtale; later in life she was also known as Olympias and Stratonice.
- Plutarch (Alexander 2.2-3) relates that both Philip and Olympias dreamt of their son's future birth.
- This marriage led to a break with Olympias and his son Alexander.
- Eurydice and her husband were captured and turned over to Olympias, who showed them no mercy.
- Persians, Athenians, Thebans, could have organized this plot and also Olympias had reasons to murder her husband.
- Both she and her husband, however, together with Cassander's brother, Nicanor, were soon after slain by Olympias.
- During this period, Olympias was in physical control of Alexander IV, while Cassander was mostly in control of Macedon itself.
- In 357 BC he married Olympias, from the royal house of Molossia, and a year later they had a son, Alexander.
- The most important marriage for Philip was to Olympias, from the royal house of Molossia.
- When the city fell two years later, Olympias was killed, and Cassander would have Alexander IV and Roxanne confined at Amphipolis.
- Cassander at once marched against Olympias, and, having forced her to surrender in Pydna, put her to death (316).
- Roxana, who had recently become a devoted adherent of Olympias, as well as the young Alexander, were kept in close arrest for a time.
- Alexander had no part in the murder of his father, although he may have resented him because he neglected Olympias for another wife.
- His wife, Olympias (originally Myrtale), now 38, withdraws in fury to her native Epirus (see 336 B.C.).
- The historian Plutarch wrote that Olympias introduced wild religious ritual into Macedonia, particularly among women who worshiped Dionysus, the god of wine.
- For a short period Olympias was mistress of Macedonia.
- While Cassander is occupied in the Peloponnesus, Olympias leads an army into Macedonia.
- Cassander hastened from Peloponnesus, and, after an obstinate siege, compelled the surrender of Pydna, where Olympias had taken refuge.
- One year before Philip had married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians.
- Another version of the Vergina Sun, with 12 rays, was found on the larnax of Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great.
- The original name of Olympias, mother of Alexander the great, as a child.
- Also in 2004, Jolie played Olympias in Alexander, Oliver Stone's biographical film about the life of Alexander the Great.
- He started as a great friend to both the young Alexander and the boy's mother, Olympias; there were even rumours that he was Alexander's father.
- The Aeacidae's efforts gained impetus from the marriage of Philip II of Macedon to their princess, Olympias.
- His mother was Olympias, princess of Epirus.
- Alexander's mother, Olympias, was a princess of the royal house of Molossia in Epirus (northwestern Greece).
- Pyrrhus was the son of Aeacides and Phthia, a Thessalian woman, and a second cousin of Alexander the Great (via Alexander's mother, Olympias).
- After him, Antigonus, the son of Demetrius who went off to Cyrene and of Olympias the daughter of Pauliclitus of Larisa, [ruled] for 9 years.
- He was son of the Macedonian king Philip II and Olympias, princess of Molossians in Epirus.
- Olympias herself, was daughter of Neoptolemus, king of Epirus and most likely of an Epirotan woman, Anasatia .
- His father was Philip II, king of Macedonia and his mother Olympias (daughter of King Neoptolemus of Epirus).
- Following this, Alexander was educated by a strict teacher: Leonidas, a relative of his mother Olympias.
- Although Philip was proud of Alexander for taming Bucephalus, Alexander was closer to his mother Olympias and made no secret of this fact.
- Upon the death of Antipater, Roxana flees with her child to Epirus seeking the protection of Olympias, Alexander's mother.
- Antipater and Olympias presently demanded the surrender of Harpalus.
- From there Polyperchon accompanies Olympias, Roxana and the boy to Macedonia.
- Olympias, on the other hand, made matters worse for Polyperchon by invading Macedonia from Epirus.
- Philip and Eurydice were captured and executed on December 25, 317 BC, leaving Alexander IV king, and Olympias in effective control, as she was his regent.
- Olympias, who was almost sixty years old at this time, was dressed as a priestess of Dionysus, and Eurydice wore Macedonian armor.
- Olympias imprisoned Eurydice and her husband Philip Arrhidaeus; he was executed and Eurydice was forced to hang herself.
- Born in Pella, capital of Macedon, Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and of his fourth wife Olympias, an Epirote princess.
- Born in Pella, Macedonia (modern day Greece), Alexander was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and of his fourth wife Olympias, an Epirote princess.
- Alexander the Great was the son of King Philip II of Macedon and of his fourth wife, Epirote princess Olympias.
- A few months later Eumenes received an offer of alliance from Polyperchon and Olympias, who at the time were enemies of Antigonus and Cassander.
- Cassander besieged Olympias in Pydna and forced her to surrender, although Polyperchon and Aeacides tried to relieve her.
- Cassander besieged and captured Pydna in 317 BC and had the queen mother, Olympias, who had taken refuge there, put to death.
- The next year his marriage with Olympias, the Molossian princess of Epirus (the mother of Alexander the Great), helped to stabilize his western frontier.
- With Andromache, who had been enslaved, Neoptolemus was the father of Molossus and ancestor of Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great.
- Alexander the Great 's widow, Roxana, joins Alexander's mother, Olympias, in Epirus.
- Polyperchon advanced against her from Epirus, accompanied by Aeacides, the king of that country, and Olympias, as well as by Roxana and her infant son.
- A few months later, Olympias was able to persuade her relative Aeacides of Epirus to invade Macedon with Polyperchon.
- Accompanied by Alexander, Olympias withdrew for approximately a year to Epirus, where her brother Alexander I of Epirus was now king.
- Not long after Olympias (375-316BC) gave birth to her son, Alexander, her relationship with her husband, King Philip of Macedon, disintegrated.
- The son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, he had Aristotle as his tutor and was given a classical education.
- Alexander the Great, born in 356 BCE in Pella, Macedonia, was the son of Philip of Macedon and Princess Olympias of Epirus.
- Olympias later ordered Eurydice and her child by Philip to be murdered, in order to secure Alexander's position as king of Macedonia.
- Arymbas II was a respected figure in the ancient world, and his niece, Olympias, married Philip II of Macedon and was the mother of Alexander the Great.
- Eventually Philip and Alexander would reconcile; the son returned home, but Olympias remained in Epirus.
- Alexander, born in Pella, the ancient capital of Macedonia, was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia, and of Olympias, a princess of Epirus.
- Olympias, wife of Philip II of Macedon and mother of Alexander the Great.
- He was the son of Neoptolemus and brother of Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great.
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