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Pinnes, Pinneus

or PINEUS, was the son of Agron, king of Illyria, by his first wife, Triteuta. At the death of Agron (B. C. 231), Pinnes, who was then a child, was left in the guardianship of his step-mother Teuta, whom Agron had married after divorcing Triteuta. When Teuta was defeated by the Romans, the care of Pinnes devolved upon Demetrius of Pharos, who had received from the Romans a great part of the dominions of Teuta, and had likewise married Tritenta, the mother of Pinnes. Demetrius was in his turn tempted to try his fortune against Rome, but was quickly crushed by the consul, L. Aemilius Paulus, B. C. 219, and was obliged to fly for refuge to Philip, king of Macedonia. The Romans placed Pinnes upon the throne, but imposed a tribute, which we read of their sending for in B. C. 216. (D. C. 34.46, 151 ; Appian, App. Ill. 7, 8; Flor. 2.5; Liv. 22.33.) [AGRON; DEMETRIUS of PHAROS; TEUTA.]

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