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Phila I


Phila (c.355- 288): Macedonian lady, wife of Craterus.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • c.355: Born as daughter of Antipater
  • First marriage to Alexander of Lyncestis, a Macedonian nobleman
  • 336: Assassination of the Macedonian king Philip II (text). Alexander of Lyncestis is the first to recognize the crown prince, Alexander, as king.
  • 334: Alexander invades Asia. Antipater remains as commander of the Macedonian forces in Europe.
  • Early 333: Alexander of Lyncestis is arrested; he is suspected of treason.
  • December 330: Execution of the Lyncestian.
  • Phila marries Balacrus, satrap of Cilicia
  • 324?: Death of Balacrus
  • 11 June 323: Death of Alexander in Babylon (text); outbreak of civil war
  • Perdiccas becomes very powerful; other commanders in Alexander's army join against him
  • c.321: Antipater concludes alliances against Perdiccas. He marries Phila to Craterus, who is killed in action.
  • 320?: Birth of a son, who is also called Craterus
  • 320: Antipater now marries his daughter to Demetrius, the son of Antigonus Monophthalmus
  • Birth of Antigonus II Gonatas
  • Birth of Stratonice I
  • 299: Phila conducts negotiations for Demetrius with her brother Cassander, who has succeeded Antipater and has made himself king of Macedonia, and Seleucus I Nicator
  • 294: Demetrius becomes king of Macedonia; his marriage with Phila offers legitimation
  • 288: Demetrius is expelled; Phila commits suicide
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