(Altes Museum, Berlin;
(212-165 or 162):
last king of ancient Macedonia,
Succeeded by: Roman occupation of Macedonia
- 212: Born as second son of king Philip V
- 199: Fights against the Paeones
- 189: Besieges Amphilochia
- 183: Fights against the Thracians, in whose territory
he founds Perseis
- 180: Demetrius, the crown prince, plans to dethrone
father, become king, and embark upon a more pro-Roman policy; Perseus
discovers it and tells his father, who executes his son.
- 179: Accession of Perseus, who is detested by the
- Considerable diplomatic successes in Greece, the Seleucid
Empire, and Rhodes (178: Perseus marries Laodice,
marries to king Prusias II of Bithynia).
- The king of Pergamon, Eumenes
II Soter, becomes suspicious and tells Rome.
- 172: Outbreak of the Third Macedonian War. The
Seleucid king Antiochus
IV Epiphanes and Perseus' brother-in-law Prusias refuse to
- 168: Decisive defeat
Perseus is captured.
- 165 or 162: Perseus dies in Roman captivity.