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  Antigonus I Monophthalmus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antigonus I Cyclops or Monophthalmus ("the One-eyed", so called from his having lost an eye) (382 BC - 301 BC) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great.
Antigonus was appointed governor of Greater Phrygia in 333 BC, and in the division of the provinces after Alexander's death in 323 BC he also received Pamphylia and Lycia from Perdiccas, regent of the empire.
Antigonus found himself entrusted with the command of the war against Eumenes, who had joined Perdiccas against the coalition of Antipater, Antigonus, Ptolemy, Craterus, and the other generals.
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 Antigonus
Antigonus' peaceful years as the Satrap of Phrygia came to a conclusion upon Alexander's death, for the next two decades this obscure administrative ruler of Phrygia would dominate the political arena during the period of the Diadochoi.
Antigonus was a family man, he married his wife and remained married to her for the rest of his life, in sharp contrast to the other successors.13 There was also genuine affection between Antigonus and his son Demetrios.
Antigonus was among Alexander's successors, in the strongest position to reunite the lands conquered by Alexander.
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 b. The Wars of the Diadochi. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
This was unacceptable to Antigonus, to Ptolemy, and to Antipater's son Cassander.
Antigonus pursued Eumenes into central Iran and, after the indecisive Battle at Paraetacene, surprised him as he was wintering in Gabiene and executed him (316).
Demetrius, Antigonus' son, was defeated at Gaza (312), and Seleucus recaptured Babylon (311).
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Wars of the Diadochi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Antigonus allied himself to Polyperchon, who still controlled part of the Peloponnesus, and proclaimed freedom for the Greeks to get them on his side.
But although Cassander was tempted to conclude peace with Antigonus, in Asia the war turned against him, with Ptolemy invading Syria (and defeating Antigonus'son, Demetrius, in the Battle of Gaza, 312 BC) and Seleucus securing control of Babylon, and thus, of the eastern reaches of Alexander's empire.
Antigonus was killed in the fight, and Demetrius fled back to Greece to attempt to preserve the remnants of his rule there.
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 Antigonus I Monophthalmus (382-301 B.C.)
Antigonus was now in complete control of Asia Minor, but Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Cassander, and Seleucus allied themselves against him in the first coalition war (315-311) in an attempt to thwart his plan of reuniting Alexander's empire.
Antigonus, no longer regent but merely strategos (officer in charge) of the whole of Asia, was to rule in Syria and from the Hellespont to the Euphrates.
Ambassadors from all the Hellenic states—with the exception of Sparta, Messenia, and Thessaly—elected Antigonus and Demetrius protectors of the new league at Corinth.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for antigonus
Antigonus II ANTIGONUS II [Antigonus II] (Antigonus Gonatas), c.320-239 BC, king of Macedon, son of Demetrius I. He took the title king on his father's death (283) but made good his claim only by defeating the Gauls in Thrace and by taking Macedon in 276.
Antigonus I ANTIGONUS I [Antigonus I] (Antigonus the One-Eyed or Antigonus Cyclops), 382?-301 BC, general of Alexander the Great and ruler in Asia.
Antigonus I, who had summoned his son Demetrius to his aid, was defeated and slain there by his rivals Seleucus and Lysimachus in 301 BC The battle of Ipsus resulted in the dissolution of Alexander's empire.
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 Antigonus
But Antigonus allied himself with the Parthians, who were challenging Rome for control of Syria and Palestine.
Proclaiming Antigonus "king" [basileus], a Parthian force took Jerusalem [40 BCE], deposed Hyrcanus from the high-priesthood and held Herod's older brother, Phasael, hostage.
With his Parthian allies bested by Marc Antony, Antigonus was isolated and eventually captured in Jerusalem by Herod [37 BCE], who delivered him to the Romans at Antioch, where he was beheaded: the first "king" to be so executed at the hands of Rome.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/antigonus.html   (164 words)

  
 Antigonus I - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
ANTIGONUS I [Antigonus I] (Antigonus the One-Eyed or Antigonus Cyclops), 382?-301 BC, general of Alexander the Great and ruler in Asia.
In the wars of the Diadochi, Antigonus was the leading figure because he seems to have had the best chance to re-create Alexander's empire.
Antigonus' son, Demetrius Poliorcretes (later Demetrius I of Macedon), was an able agent in the bid to build the empire by invading Greece; Antigonus defeated (306) Ptolemy, but both Antigonus and Ptolemy were conquered at the battle at Ipsus (301).
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 189 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
ANTIGONUS GONATAS ('Avrlyovos IV 'aras), son of Demetrius Poliorcetes and Phila the daughter of Antipater), and grandson of An-igonus, king of Asia.
Antigonus at last ob-imed possession of the kingdom in 277, notwith-;anding the opposition of Antiochus, the son of eleucus, who laid claim to the crown in virtue of is father's conquests.
ANTIGONUS, a Greek sculptor, and an eminent writer upon his art, was one of the artists who represented the battles of Attains and Eumenes against the Gauls.
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 BookRags: Antigonus, I Biography
Antigonus was born in Macedon, the son of the minor noble Philip.
Antigonus ruled his domain with diplomacy and the constant awareness of the greatness of Greek culture and the freedom of the Greek cities in Asia Minor.
Antigonus did not adhere to the agreements of the coalition very long, for he intended to obtain sole rule in Asia Minor and to expand his influence into Asia.
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 Hellenistic Period in Anatolia and Asia Minor
Old Antipater was appointed as the responsible for the state affairs and Antigonus was appointed, in place of Perdiccas, as the chief commander of the Macedonian forces and Cassander was appointed as the chief commander of the cavalry forces.
Antigonus I claimed himself the king of Macedonians in 306 BCE that led to the opposition by other generals and to a continuous series of wars between them.
Antigonus almost caught the chance to reunify the Alexander's empire, if he had not been defeated and killed at the battle of Ipsus in 301 BCE.
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 Ptolemaios I av Egypt - Wikipedia
I 312 invaderte Ptolemaios og Seleukos, den flyktede satrapen av Babylonia, Palestina og beseiret Demetrius, sønnen til Antigonus, i slaget om Gaza.
Antigonus og Demetrius tok nå tittelen konge; Ptolemaios, i tillegg til Kassandros, Lysimakus og Seleukos, svarte med å gjøre det samme.
Men da nyheter kom om at Antigonus hadde blitt beseiret og drept av Lysimakhos og Seleukos i slaget om Ipsos i 301, okkuperte han Palestina for fjerde gang.
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 Detail Page
Antigonus and his son, the dynamic soldier Demetrius poliorcetes, came close to reconquering and reknitting Alexander's fragmenting empire.
Antigonus and Demetrius, with an army allegedly of 70,000 infantry, 10,000 cavalry, and 75 elephants, opposed Seleucus and Lysimachus' force of 64,000 foot, 10,500 horse, and 480 elephants.
Antigonus was surrounded and killed; his last recorded words were: "Demetrius will come and save me." Demetrius survived the battle and fled to Ephesus, to fight another day.
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 Ptolemy I Soter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When Antigonus One-Eye, master of Asia in 315, showed dangerous ambitions, Ptolemy joined the coalition against him, and on the outbreak of war, evacuated Syria.
In 312, Ptolemy and Seleucus, the fugitive satrap of Babylonia, both invaded Syria, and defeated Demetrius Poliorcetes ("sieger of cities"), the son of Antigonus, in the Battle of Gaza.
When the coalition against Antigonus was renewed in 302, Ptolemy joined it, and invaded Syria a third time, while Antigonus was engaged with Lysimachus in Asia Minor.
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 Tripoli-Lebanon.com  History > Tripoli and The Selucid Empire Page
Antigonus, governor of Greater Phyrgia, was yet another general who had served under Alexander.
An ultimatum was delivered to Antigonus, somewhere in north Syria at the time, by the coalition demanding a share of his empire.
He (Antigonus) himself collected wood cutters, sawyers, and shipwrights from all sides and carried wood to the sea from Lebanon.
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 Antigonus I Monophthalmos
Antigonus I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 BC - 301 BC) was a Macedonian nobleman, general, and satrap under Alexander the Great.
Antigonus had set himself up as lord of all Asia, and, in conjunction with Cassander and Ptolemy, refused to recognize Polyperchon.
Antigonus fought against Eumenes two great battles at Paraitacene in 317 BC and Gabiene in 316 BC, following which Eumenes was executed at Antigonus' order.
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 Antigonus
After the death of Antipater in 319 Antigonus supported the Antipater's son Cassander against Polyperchon and concentrated his efforts first at dealing with his most dangerous local opponent Eumenes, who upheld Polyperchon's cause in Asia Minor.
As a part of his diplomatic warfare against them Antigonus adopted Polyperchon's tactics of offering self-government and the removal of the occupying Macedonian garrisons in the Greek cities, including those in the territories of Cassander and Lysimachus.
In 304 his son Demetrius on Antigonus proclaimed the Greeks free from Macedonia with an aim to harness the Greeks in affiance which preserved the forms of their independence.
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 GREEK HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS:
For Antigonus the peace represents an enforced denial of any wider ambitions, but by championing the cause of the Greek cities he was able to achieve at the same time something of a diplomatic triumph.
Antigonus met with Cassander at the Hellespont in 313/2: Diod.
A reference to the peace concluded between Antiochus and Antigonus Gonatas in 279 or 278; or possibly to that concluded after the defeat of the Gauls, in 275/4; or perhaps indeed, to both.
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 History : Josephus' writings - Book 21, Ch. 15
After which, therefore, they made an irruption upon Antigonus's party, and slew a great many of them, some in open battles, and some in private ambush; nor had they always success in their attempts, for sometimes they were beaten, and ran away.
When Antigonus heard of this, be sent some of his party with orders to hinder, and lay ambushes for these collectors of corn.
Antigonus also by bribes obtained of Silo to let a part of his army be received at Lydda, as a compliment to Antonius.
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 The Struggle of the Diadochoi
Cassander fled to Antigonus; and a league was formed between Ptolemy, Cassander, and Antigonus on the one hand, and Polysperchon and Eumenes on the other; the two latter defending the cause of unity and of the Macedonian monarchs,, the three former that of disruption and of satrapial independence.
Antigonus, after the death of Eumenes, had begun to let it be seen that nothing less than the entire empire of Alexander would content him.
Antigonus had the assistance of his son Demetrius in Asia, and (at first) of Polysperchon and his son Alexander in Europe.
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 Alexander's successors: The Third Diadoch War
Of course, Antigonus allied himself to Polyperchon, who still controlled part of the Peloponnese and would prevent Cassander's crossing to Asia; and finally, Antigonus repeated the proclamation that Polyperchon had made four years before: that the Greeks were to be 'free and autonomous'.
Antigonus' final move against the ruler of Macedonia was the creation of a federation of the island states in the Aegean Sea, which he could use when he attacked Cassander at home (the Nesiotic League).
At Gaza, his army was intercepted by Antigonus' son Demetrius and his officers Peithon of Babylonia and Nearchus, who were unable to overcome the ruler of Egypt (autumn).
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 Jukka M. Heikkilä - Antigonus, Son of the Gods
Antigonus swallowed dust and tightened the hold on his mount.
The situation no longer looked at all favourable: in fact, Antigonus the One-Eyed understood that he had been in trouble even before the first spears had clattered against the shields.
Antigonus’ army, or what was left of it, moved off without hesitation.
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 The Winter's Tale - Everything Shakespeare Summaries
In Bohemia, Antigonus, and a mariner arrive with the king's daughter.
In private, Antigonus tells us he saw the queen's ghost the previous night and it told him to name the baby Perdita (the lost girl) and leave it in Bohemia.
Paulina learns her husband Antigonus is dead, and announces she has a statue carved in the form of Hermione which supposedly can speak if asked a question.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
We hear the background roar of the ocean and see Antigonus and the Mariner walk out from behind geometric slabs and down onto a sunken plain on which are placed some cairns.
We see our Antigonus run off screen saying, "I am gone forever." As Charles Frey suggests, this is humorous as it suggests an actor's last exit from the stage during the play.
Antigonus, a strong and able man is killed, while the frail baby survives.
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 Antigonus III Doson
Antigonus was the nephew of Antigonus II Gonatas.
In 227 BC Antigonus married widow of Demetrius II, Phthia, deposing the young Philip, and became king.
Antigonus supported Aratus Of Sicyon and the Achaean League against Aetolian League and Cleomenes III, king of Sparta.
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 222 Glossary
Antigonus and Antipater pressured her to take a back seat, and when Antipater returned to Macedon with the kings after the Triparadeisos agreement, Adea / Eurydike was taken too.
Antigonus Gonatas: the son of Demetrius Poliorcetes and grandson of Antigonus Monophthalmus, who remained active, though marginal, in Macedon after his father's imprisonment by Seleucus (288-7).
Antigonus Monophthalmus (the One-Eyed): born in 382, Antigonus was a close contemporary of Philip II.
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