Ptolemy Keraunos (Greek Πτολεμαίος Κεραυνός - 279 BC) was the King of Macedon from 281 BC to 279 BC. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Events By place Greece An army of Gauls under Brennus invade Greece. Macedon or Macedonia ( Greek grc Μακεδονία grc-Latn Makedonía) was the name of a kingdom centered in the northern-most Events By place Asia Minor The Battle of Corupedium in Lydia is the last battle of the Diadochi, the rival successors Events By place Greece An army of Gauls under Brennus invade Greece.
He was the eldest son of Ptolemy I Soter (ruler of Egypt) and his first wife Eurydice (daughter of Antipater). For the astronomer see Ptolemy; for others named "Ptolemy" or "Ptolemaeus" see Ptolemy (disambiguation. This article is about the country of Egypt For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Egypt topics. Antipater ( Greek: Ἀντίπατρος Antipatros; ca 397 BC — 319 BC was a Macedonian general and a supporter of kings Philip II of Macedon His younger half-brother, also called Ptolemy, became heir apparent and, in 282 BC, ascended to the throne as Ptolemy II. Events By place Asia Minor The city of Pergamum in Asia Minor ends its allegiance to Lysimachus. Ptolemy II Philadelphus ( Greek:, Ptolemaĩos Philádelphos, 309 BC&ndash246 BC was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 BC to 246 BC Ptolemy Keraunos had left Egypt and arrived at the court of Lysimachus, the king of Thrace, Macedon, and part of Asia Minor. Lysimachus ( Greek: Λυσίμαχος Lysimachos; 360 BCE - 281 BCE was a Macedonian officer and diadochus (i Thrace (Тракия Trakiya or "Trakija" or Trakia, Θράκη Thráki, Trakya is a historical and geographic area in southeast Europe Anatolia (Anadolu Ανατολία Anatolía) or Asia minor, comprising most of modern Turkey, is the geographic region bounded by the Black His half-sister, Arsinoe, later to be named Arsinoe II of Egypt, was wife of Lysimachus. Arsinoe II (Greek Αρσινόη (316 BC-July 270 BC queen of Thrace and Macedonia and later co-ruler of Egypt with her brother and husband Ptolemy II
While staying in the court of Lysimachus, Arsinoe's intrigues led to the accusation of Lysimachus' first son, Agathokles, on treason and to his execution. Lysimachus ( Greek: Λυσίμαχος Lysimachos; 360 BCE - 281 BCE was a Macedonian officer and diadochus (i Keraunos sided with his other sister (from the same mother) Lyssandra, who was Agathokles' wife, and accompanied her to the court of Seleucus in the East to solicit his aid. Seleucus I (surnamed for later generations Nicator, Greek: Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ, i Seeing an opportunity to intervene for his own gain in the politics of both Lysimachan Thrace and Ptolemaic Egypt, Seleucus prepared an expedition against Lysimachus shortly afterwards. Lysimachus ( Greek: Λυσίμαχος Lysimachos; 360 BCE - 281 BCE was a Macedonian officer and diadochus (i
After Lysimachus' defeat and death in the battle of Corupedium in 281 BC, against Seleucus I Nicator, Ptolemy Keraunos murdered Seleucus I, because he saw that he had no intention to support him or his sister to gain the throne of Macedon. The Battle of Corupedium (also called Corupedion is the name of the last battle of the Diadochi, the rival successors to Alexander the Great. Events By place Asia Minor The Battle of Corupedium in Lydia is the last battle of the Diadochi, the rival successors Seleucus I (surnamed for later generations Nicator, Greek: Σέλευκος Νικάτωρ, i Then, the macedonian army named him king. To stabilize his throne, Ptolemy asked his half-sister Arsinoe, the widow of Lysimachus, to marry him. Arsinoe II (Greek Αρσινόη (316 BC-July 270 BC queen of Thrace and Macedonia and later co-ruler of Egypt with her brother and husband Ptolemy II In 281 BC he made an alliance with Pyrrhus of Epirus. Pyrrhus (318-272 BC ( Greek: Πύρρος Aιακιδης Pyrros Aiakides was one of the most successful ancient Greek generals of the Hellenistic His only rival, Antigonos Gonatas (greek : Αντίγονος Γονατάς), son of the ex-king of Macedon, Demetrius I Poliorketes (greek : Δημήτριος Πολιορκητής), was confined in the city of Demetriada, Thessaly, and so Keraunos' power extended to south Greece as well.
Arsinoe was not happy with the situation. While he was away on a campaign, she conspired against him from the capital, Cassandrea (greek : Κασσάνδρεια), with the aid of her sons. Keraunos quickly captured Cassandrea, and killed Arsinoe's two younger sons, while the eldest fled north to the kingdom of the Dardanians and Arsinoe herself fled to Egypt, where she married her own brother Ptolemy II and became Arsinoe II. Ptolemy II Philadelphus ( Greek:, Ptolemaĩos Philádelphos, 309 BC&ndash246 BC was the king of Ptolemaic Egypt from 283 BC to 246 BC
However, although Ptolemy Keraunos was at the zenith of his power, he did not live much afterwards. He was killed in 279 b. C. in the wars against the Gauls of Bolgius and Brennus, who were migrating to what became known as Galatia in Asia Minor. Gaul (Gallia was the Roman name for the region of Western Europe comprising present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Bolgios (Greek Βόλγιος, also Bolgius, Belgius) was a Gaulish leader who led an invasion of Macedon and Illyria in Brennus (or Brennos) (d 279 BC was one of the leaders of the army of Gallic invasion of the Balkans, defeated the assembled Greeks at Thermopylae, and Ancient Galatia was an area in the highlands of central Anatolia in modern Turkey. His death brought anarchy to the Greek states, since none of his successors were able to bring stability. This situation lasted about two years, until Antigonos Gonatas defeated the Gauls in the battle near Lysimachia, Thrace, in 277 b. C. After this victory he was recognized king of Macedon and his power extended eventually also to south Greece.
Keraunos is Greek for "Thunder" or "Thunderbolt". Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly Thunder is the sound made by Lightning. Depending on the nature of the lightning and distance of the listener it can range from a sharp Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of Electricity, which typically occurs during Thunderstorms and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or
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