Olympias - in ancient sources @ attalus.org
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- wife of Philippus, and mother of Alexander the Great
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us, Antigenes, Antipatridas, Olympias, Onesicritus, Perillus and othe
Polyperchon invites Olympias to return to Macedonia.
Polyperchon and Olympias appoint Eumenes to be commander of the Maced
ies Macedonia with help from Olympias, and captures Philippus and Eur
Olympias kills Philippus, and forces Eurydice to commit suicide.
Olympias massacres her opponents in Macedonia.
Cassander besieges Olympias at Pydna.
Olympias surrenders to Cassander.
Olympias warns Monimus against marrying Pantica.
Cassander puts Olympias to death.
unburied. And even Olympias lay unburied, although she was
eda, Ammon a snake to lie with Olympias and beget Alexande
posal of marriage. Olympias, the mother of Alexander the
ossians, when he married Olympias, by whom he had Alexande
women was that between Olympias and Eurydice; in which
that when she was with Olympias, the mother of Alexander
well? And the letter of Olympias to Alexander mentions
Philippus' reign. Olympias the mother of Alexander killed
ough his connection with Olympias the mother of Alexander,
FGrH_* 155.1-3 *
ment. At that time Olympias treacherously killed Arrhidaeu
successful, he married Olympias, daughter of Neoptolemus
arly related to his wife Olympias, out of his kingdom;
married, having divorced Olympias, the mother of Alexander
instigated to the act by Olympias, Alexander's mother, and
For his mother Olympias had confessed to her husband
charges by his mother Olympias; reflecting, too, on
acity. His mother Olympias, the night in which she concei
the son of his sister Olympias, and the west to himself
Alexander, her mother Olympias showing no dislike to
into Macedonia, and that Olympias was sent for by him,
But neither did Olympias reign long; for having committ
to avenge the death of Olympias, who had been murdered
in that of his mother Olympias and her son, he cut off
optolemus; the father of Olympias (mother of Alexander the
the coming war. Olympias, the mother of Achilles the
13.609'b-c & A remark of Olympias, the mother of Alexander
letters, but sent him that of Olympias with the seal inta
es, therefore, put Olympias and the princes of the blood
igonus ; and others from Olympias, wherein she invited him
variance with his wife Olympias and his son, Demaratus
contained this message: "Olympias, with a son of Alexander
in Macedonia, in which Olympias was shut up; Polyspercho
PsCallisth_* 1.4-14 *
ndeed, was so great that Olympias wished to interview him
"Greetings to Philip and Olympias, my lords; and informati
PsCallisth_* 1.20-24 *
here he found that Olympias had been discarded by Philip
dreams he saw Ammon embracing Olympias. So he arose from
PsCallisth_* 1.36-39 *
in the arms of your mother, Olympias. For your tender
with you." His mother Olympias shared his travel and
of Philip and my mother Olympias, - for not yet will I
ith the concubines on them and Olympias, the sister of Mit
PsCallisth_* 2.21-23 *
divine King Ammon and Olympias, the queen, speaks to
were added to the letter to Olympias in later Greek rec
should again embrace my mother Olympias and the friends
emed to behold his own mother, Olympias. He saw the palace
hat had happened to his mother Olympias. This is the lette
PsCallisth_* 3.30-33 *
was sent to his mother Olympias and after a few days in
(3rd/2nd cent.) se descended from Olympias. As a child w
because the stomach of Olympias was sealed with the imag
- daughter of Pyrrhus I of Epirus, and mother of Pyrrhus II
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ris, the mistress of Pyrrhus II, is murdered by his mother Olympias.
Revolution in Epirus, after the deaths of Ptolemy and Olympias.
invaded Italy;  but Olympias, the young man's mother,
OOK 28 [28.1] When Olympias, daughter of Pyrrhus king of
Acamania. [28.3] Olympias had now given up her dominions
(250-235) Queen Olympias, daughter of
(c. 230) g] Alexandros [Queen Olympias [King Pyrrhos [King
- the mother of Antigonus Doson, king of Macedonia
ent off to Cyrene and of Olympias the daughter of Paulicli
- an Egyptian dancer, 3rd century B.C.
_125A, a contract between Sosus, a flutist, and Olympias, a dancer
- in documents
(123-118) This statue of Olympias, the [daughter of
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