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Eurydice and the Birth of Macedonian Power

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney


Eurydice (c. 410–340s BCE) played a part in the public life of ancient Macedonia, the first royal Macedonian woman known to have done so. She was the wife of Amyntas III, the mother of Philip II (and two other short-lived kings of Macedonia), and grandmother of Alexander the Great. Her career marked a turning point in the role of royal women in Macedonian monarchy, one that coincided with the emergence of Macedonia as a great power in the Hellenic world. This study examines the nature of her public role as well as the factors that contributed its expansion and the expansion of Macedonia. Some ... More

Keywords: dedications, ethnicity, Eucleia, mother, Ptolemy, tomb, wife

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190280536
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190280536.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Donnelly Carney, author
Professor Emerita, Clemson University