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Eumenes



Eumenes (361-315): secretary of Alexander the Great, one of the Diadochi.

Relatives:

  • Father: Hieronymus of Cardia
  • Wife: Artonis

Main deeds:

  • 361: Born on the Thracian Chersonese
  • 341: Secretary of king Philip II of Macedonia
  • 336: Assassination of Philip (text); accession of Alexander the Great
  • 334: Invasion of Asia
  • 326: Commander of a military unit in the eastern Punjab
  • 324: Marriages at Susa; Eumenes marries Artonis (text)
  • 323: Death of Alexander in Babylon (text); settlement of Babylon (text); Eumenes made satrap of Cappadocia and Paphlagonia
  • 321, December: Outbreak of the First Diadoch War (Antipater, Antigonus, Ptolemy Soter, and Craterus against Perdiccas and Eumenes)
  • 320, April: Eumenes defeats Craterus
  • 320, May: Death of Perdiccas; Conference of Triparadisus (text); end of First Diadoch War; Antigonus made supreme commander of the Macedonian forces in Asia; his task is to defeat Eumenes
  • 319: Antigonus besieges Eumenes at Nora (text)
  • 318: Outbreak of the Second Diadoch War (Polyperchon and Eumenes against Antigonus and Cassander, son of Antipater)
  • 317: Antigonus pursues Eumenes to Gabae (text); Eumenes uses the cult for Alexander to gain support
  • 315: Antigonus defeats Eumenes; his soldiers hand him over to Antigonus, who orders his execution

Sources:

 
Ancient-Warfare.com, the online home of Ancient Warfare magazine

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