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Antipatrid Settlements


The Antipatrid colonies in Macedonia were settlements established during the reign of Antipater and his descendants, who were known as the Antipatrid dynasty. Antipater, a Macedonian general under Alexander the Great, became regent of Macedonia following Alexander's death in 323 BCE.

Antipater and his successors sought to consolidate their power and secure control over Macedonia by establishing colonies in strategic locations. These colonies served various purposes, including military control, economic exploitation, and cultural assimilation. While specific details about these colonies are scarce, historical sources provide some insights into their nature and significance:

Military Outposts: Antipater established military colonies in key regions of Macedonia to maintain control over the population and defend against external threats. These colonies housed soldiers and their families, who played a crucial role in maintaining order and enforcing the authority of the Antipatrid rulers.

Administrative Centers: Some Antipatrid colonies served as administrative centers for the collection of taxes, recruitment of soldiers, and implementation of imperial policies. These settlements were strategically located to facilitate communication and coordination between the central government and local authorities.

Economic Hubs: Antipater and his successors encouraged the development of economic colonies to exploit natural resources, cultivate agricultural land, and stimulate trade. These colonies contributed to the economic prosperity of Macedonia and provided resources for the maintenance of the Antipatrid regime.

Cultural Integration: The establishment of colonies also facilitated the spread of Greek culture and language throughout Macedonia. Greek settlers brought with them the customs, beliefs, and institutions of Greek civilization, which gradually assimilated with the local Macedonian population.

Legacy: The Antipatrid colonies played a significant role in shaping the political, economic, and cultural landscape of Macedonia during the Hellenistic period. While the Antipatrid dynasty eventually gave way to the Antigonid dynasty, many of the colonies established by Antipater and his successors continued to exist and exerted a lasting influence on Macedonian society.

Overall, the Antipatrid colonies in Macedonia were instrumental in consolidating and expanding the power of the Antipatrid dynasty, laying the foundation for subsequent developments in Macedonian history.





Certainly, there are more settlements attributed to the Antipatrid and Antigonid periods, although detailed information might be scarce. Below is an expanded table with some additional settlements:

SettlementLatitudeLongitudeYear FoundedPopulation (Approx.)
Cassandreia40.210023.3167316 BCEUnknown
Thessalonica40.640122.9444315 BCEUnknown
Antigonia Troas39.850026.0500c. 306 BCEUnknown
Pella40.758022.5242Pre-Antipatrid, expandedUnknown
Demetrias39.365022.9450294 BCEUnknown
Heraclea Lyncestis41.096021.4270Pre-Antipatrid, expandedUnknown
Edessa40.800022.0500Pre-Antipatrid, expandedUnknown
Aigai (Vergina)40.487022.3180Pre-Antipatrid, expandedUnknown
Antigoneia (Epirus)39.621020.8530295 BCEUnknown
Amphipolis40.838923.8542Pre-Antipatrid, significant under AntigonidsUnknown
Lysimacheia40.600026.4000309 BCEUnknown
Beroea (Veria)40.523622.2034Pre-Antipatrid, significant under AntigonidsUnknown


  1. Edessa: An ancient city that gained significance during the Antipatrid and Antigonid periods.
  2. Aigai (Vergina): The first capital of Macedonia, an important site throughout the Antipatrid and Antigonid periods.
  3. Antigoneia (Epirus): Founded by Pyrrhus of Epirus, significant during the Antigonid period.
  4. Amphipolis: An important city in Macedonia, significant under various Hellenistic rulers.
  5. Lysimacheia: Founded by Lysimachus, later significant under the Antigonids.
  6. Beroea (Veria): An ancient city that continued to be significant under the Antigonid rule.

This list includes settlements that were either founded or significantly developed during the Antipatrid and Antigonid periods. Exact population figures are not available due to the nature of ancient demographic records.


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