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Amyntas

Ἀμύντας).


1.

A king of Macedonia, who reigned from about B.C. 540 to 500, and was succeeded by his son Alexander I.


2.

King of Macedonia, son of Philip, the brother of Perdiccas II., reigned B.C. 393-369, and obtained the crown by the murder of the usurper Pausanias. He carefully cultivated the friendship of Athens. He left by his wife Eurydicé three sons, Alexander, Perdiccas, and the famous Philip, hence called by Ovid, Amyntiades.

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