Alcetas II of Macedon


Alcetas II of Macedon

Alcetas II of Macedon (Greek:Ἀλκέτας B' ὁ Μακεδὼν) (died 448 BC) was the eldest son of Alexander I. He became king of Macedon following the death of his father in 454 BC. His brothers were Perdiccas II and Philippus. He was known for his alcohol dependence. After 6 years as king, he was killed by his nephew Archelaus. Alcetas II's younger brother (and Archelaus' father) Perdiccas II then took over the Macedonian throne.

References

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