People > Alcetas II
Alcetas II (?? - 448 BCE), known in Greek as Ἀλκέτας B' ὁ Μακεδών was a king of Macedon and member of the Argead Dynasty. He was born as the eldest son of Alexander I of Macedon and an unnamed Queen. He was the grandson of Amyntas I of Macedon and Eurydice. His brothers were Perdiccas II and Prince Philip. He would eventually ascend to the throne of Macedon after his father died in 454 BCE.
However, he was known as being an alcoholic and after six years of reigning over Macedon he would be by killed by his own nephew Archelaus. Following this Alcetas' younger brother Perdiccas took over the throne.Alcetas IIKing of MacedonReigntraditional: 454–448 BCPredecessorAlexander ISuccessorPerdiccas IIWifeunknownHouse(Ancient) MacedonDynastyArgeadFatherAlexander IMotherunknownReligionAncient Greek religionPreceded byAlexander IKing of Macedon454–448 BCSucceeded byPerdiccas II
Macedon King List
Plato, Gorgias, 470d–471e