Amyntas II of Macedon

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Macedon in the Time of Amyntas II

Amyntas II (Greek: Ἀμύντας Βʹ) or Amyntas the Little, of Macedon, was a son of Philip, brother of Perdiccas II (Thucydides ii. 95). He succeeded his father in his appanage in Upper Macedonia. Perdiccas wished to deprive Amyntas of the appanage, as he had before endeavoured to wrest it from Philip, but had been hindered by the Athenians.

In 429 BC Amyntas, aided by Sitalces, king of the Odrysian Thracians, actively sought to contest with Perdiccas the throne of Macedonia itself; but the latter contrived to obtain a peace agreement through the mediation of Seuthes, the nephew of the Thracian king (Thucydides ii. 101). Therefore, Amyntas was obliged to content himself with his hereditary principality.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainElder, Edward (1870). "Amyntas". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. p. 154.
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