Argead dynasty

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The Argead dynasty (Greek: Ἀργεάδαι, Argeádai) was an ancient Macedonian royal house of Doric provenance.[1] They were the founders and the ruling dynasty of the Archaic Greek kingdom of Macedon from about 700 to 310 BC.[2] [3] People of the Agread family were supposedly part of Heracles' family. Famous kings included Philip II of Macedon who joined the Greeks together and Alexander the Great who defeated the Persian Empire and created the Empire of Alexander. The Argead dynasty ended during the wars of the Diadochi when Alexander IV of Macedon and his mother Roxana were murdered.

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  1. Howatson, M.C. and Harvey, Sir Paul. 1989. The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 339.
  2. Cosmopoulos, Michael B. 1992. Macedonia: An Introduction to its Political History. Winnipeg: Manitoba Studies in Classical Civilization, p. 30 (TABLE 2: The Argeiad Kings).
  3. "Argead Dynasty". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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