Neoptolemus I, king of Epirus

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Neoptolemus

Greek, Ancient: Νεοπτόλεμος
Also Known As: "Νεοπτόλεμος Α' Ηπείρου"
Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: Epirus,Molossia,Albania
Death: Died in Epirus, Greece
Immediate Family:

Son of Alcetas I, king of Epirus
Husband of Antigone Of Cyrene and Andromache
Father of Alexander I, king of Epirus; Tharrypas Ek Epirus; Olympias, queen Consort of Macedonia; Troas of Epirus and <private>
Brother of Arybbas, king of Epirus

Occupation: King of Epirus
Managed by: Patricia (Hanson,Severson) Maxwell
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About Neoptolemus I, king of Epirus

  • Neoptolemus I
  • Title King of Epirus
  • Religion: Greek Pantheon
  • Children King Alexander I of Epirus, Queen Olympias
  • Parents Alcetas I (father)
  • Relatives Arymbas (brother)
  • Alexander the Great (grandson)

Neoptolemus I of Epirus (Greek: Νεοπτόλεμος Α' Ηπείρου) (370 - 357 BC) king of Epirus was son of Alcetas I, and father of Alexander I of Epirus and Queen Olympias. He was maternal grandfather of Alexander the Great. On the death of Alcetas, Neoptolemus and his brother Arymbas agreed to divide the kingdom, and continued to rule their respective portions without any interruption of the harmony between them, until the death of Neoptolemus, which, according to Droysen, may be placed about 360 BC.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoptolemus_I_of_Epirus

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Neoptolemus I of Epirus

Neoptolemus I of Epirus (Greek: Νεοπτόλεμος Α' Ηπείρου) (370-357 BC) was a Greek king of Epirus and son of Alcetas I, and father of Troas, Alexander I of Epirus and Queen Olympias. He was a maternal grandfather of Alexander the Great.

He claimed he was a descendant of hero Achilles and King Lycomedes, while Emperor Caracalla claimed that he was a descendant of Neoptolemus I.

Olympias was originally known as Polyxena. It is possible that Neoptolemus gave her that name.

Etymology

His name means "new war".

This was also a name of the son of the warrior Achilles and the princess Deidamia in Greek mythology, and also the mythical progenitor of the ruling dynasty of the Molossians of ancient Epirus.

Reign

On the death of Alcetas, Neoptolemus and his brother Arybbas agreed to divide the kingdom, and continued to rule their respective portions without any interruption of the harmony between them, until the death of Neoptolemus, which, according to Johann Gustav Droysen, may be placed about 360 BC.

The first epigraphical evidence of the Molossian league goes back to 370 BC under Neoptolemus.

Source :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoptolemus_I_of_Epirus

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Neoptolemus I, king of Epirus's Timeline

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Epirus,Molossia,Albania
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Age 14
Epirus,Molossia,Albania
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Age 19
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Age 24
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-360
Age 29
Epirus, Greece
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100
Age 30
British Columbia,Canada