The Antigonid 'Liberation' of Athens in 307 BC 10. Although initially successful, by 304 BC Athenian resistance was crumbling. That illustrated is the famous helepolis built by Epimachus of Athens for Demetrius “Poliorcetes” (the Besieger) in 304 BC. Demetrius in Babylonia 8. Few generals have received the honors that Demetrius I Poliorcetes, son of Antigonus Monophthalmus, received in 307 when he liberated Athens. She began her career as a flute-player on the stage, for which she gained some fame, but afterwards abandoned it for life as a hetaira. Demetrius' Return to Greece, 304-303 BC 15. 12 The Fruits of Victory: Kingship, Lamia, Africa. 16 The Campaign of Ipsus. 13 The Great Siege of Rhodes. 7. The Confederate fleet under the experienced Adherbaal challenged the Antigonids to battle in shallow water, skillfully using their lighter warships to flank the troop laden Antigonid galleys. Due to his use of siege engines at Rhodes, Demetrius was given the name "Poliorcetes" (the Besieger). Among other uniquely designed siege machines employed by Demetrius was a giant ram over 60 metres long, requiring over 1000 men to operate, and which was also designed by Epimachus of Athens. How happy some o'er other some can be! This led to successful revolts against Cassander's local rulers. 19 Demetrius and Athens. Theseus, duke of Athens, is planning the festivities for his upcoming wedding to the newly captured Amazon, Hippolyta. On la… Again. 294/4 an Athenian decree in honour of Herodorus, a friend of Demetrius. Antigonus I Monophthalmus, (Greek: “One-Eyed”) also called Antigonus I Cyclops, (born 382—died 301 bce, Ipsus, Phrygia, Asia Minor [now in Turkey]), Macedonian general under Alexander the Great who founded the Macedonian dynasty of the Antigonids (306–168 bce), becoming king in 306. He was able to raise some support in Greece, and still maintained a strong fleet. 295/24 Demetrius is wounded while besieging Messene. 17 Demetrius' Flight. The Siege of Athens lasted through 287 BC when the city was put under siege by King Demetrius I of Macedon. In late 311 a peace treaty brought an end to the Third Diadoch War (n. 7.4.2). 11 The Antigonid Campaign in Cyprus, 306 BC. 80 relations. Demetrius. But what of that? He should consider himself at liberty to disregard his treaty with Demetrius, in which the latter had given no guarantee of leaving him unmolested, but had claimed for himself the right to make war upon the enemy of his choice. ρεύς; c. 350 – c. 280 BC) was an Athenian orator originally from Phalerum, a student of Theophrastus, and perhaps of Aristotle, himself, and one of the first Peripatetics. The Mysteries and the League 16. It was for this reason that of all the gods he took Dionysus as his particular model, since this god was most terrible when waging war, but also most skilful at exploiting the ensuing peace for the pursuit of pleasure and enjoyment. Athens was at this time oppressed by the tyranny of Lachares—a popular leader who made himself supreme in Athens in 296 BC—but Demetrius, after a protracted blockade, gained possession of the city (294 BC) and pardoned the inhabitants for their misconduct in 301. This chapter looks closely at a number of aspects of this military undertaking, including Demetrius’ strategies in siege warfare. [Exit HERMIA] Helena, adieu: As you on him, Demetrius dote on you! τής, 'The Besieger'), son of Antigonus I Monophthalmus and Stratonice, was a Macedonian nobleman, military leader, and finally king of Macedon (294–288 BC). After the siege, the Helepolis was abandoned near Rhodes , despite Demetrius ' desire to keep it from harm during the Siege. But taking a fortified city was one thing, providing it with defences sufficient to prevent a rival from emulating the feat was quite another. Demetrius then embarked on his last adventure. Download Citation | Demetrius in Athens | This chapter provides critical insight into the relationship between Demetrius Poliorcetes and the famous city of Athens. He finally surrendered to Seleucus I Nicator in Cilicia (285) and died there (283). The Antigonid Campaign in Cyprus, 306 BC 12. In 305 BC the newly-minted King Demetrius began his most famous exploit, his year-long siege of Rhodes. Also known as 'The Besieger of Cities', Demetrius is an outstanding, yet enigmatic figure who presided over the disintegration of Alexander the Great's Empire after 323 BC, and the most fascinating and high profile of the Diadochoi, or … The significance of the Battle of Ipsus, in which Antigonus Monophthalmus and Demetrius Poliorcetes were defeated, is that from now on, the unification of Alexander's empire was forever impossible. However, the people sent Crates the philosopher, a man of high reputation and authority, to plead with him, and Demetrius raised the siege, 105 partly because he was persuaded by the ambassador’s appeal and partly because Crates was able to suggest to him courses that were to his own advantage. 10 Demetrius in Athens. Amazingly, Demetrius was still not defeated. Demetriusof Phalerumgoverned the city …
Everywhere, his garrisons were being expelled from the towns in which he had stationed them and the whole region was going over to his enemies. This action angered Demetrius and he marched against Athens and laid the city under close siege. Demetrius the Besieger offers the first historical and historiographical biography of Demetrius Poliorcetes (336-282 BC) to be published in English. His record as a besieger in mainland Greece was far better: in the fifteen years after he liberated Athens from the occupying forces of his rival Cassander in 307 BC, Demetrius stormed nearly every major city in central and southern Greece. The Fruits of Victory: Kingship, Lamia, Africa 13. A year later, they themselves assumed the title. Through Athens I am thought as fair as she. Soft cover, 27x25 cm, 127 pp., 128 color plates. Demetrius kept a foothold in Greece and in 294 reoccupied Athens and established himself as king of Macedonia, but in 288 he was driven out by his rivals Lysimachus and Pyrrhus. Demetrius in Athens 11. Lamia of Athens (late 4th/early 3rd century BCE) was an influential hetaira* associated with Demetrius Poliorcetes and possibly Ptolemy I Soter. In 295 BC, Demetrius I invaded Greece taking Athens after another bitter siege this time successful destroying its tyrant Lachares in the process. This was the largest siege-tower of ancient times and descriptions of it survive in the accounts of Vitruvius, Diodorus, Plutarch and the so-called Athenaeus Mechanicus. It was an important event in the Fourth War of the Diadochi (the successors of Alexander the Great), because Demetrius and his father were called kings. After recovering Athens, Demetrius I murdered his competitors and seized the throne of Macedonia in 294 BC. The Siege of Athens lasted through 287 BC when the city was put under siege by King Demetrius I of Macedon.Athens revolted in that year against Demetrius' rule and elected Olympiodorus as strategos.Olympiodorus raised a force among the Athenian citizens, including old men and children, and attacked the Macedonian garrison that had retreated to the fort at the Museum hill which he took with … Athens revolted against his rule, and Demetrius began a siege (287), but soon agreed to a peace that re-established Athenian democracy (which lasted for about twenty years). 295/25 ends 150 ships in an attempt to break Demetrius' blockade of Athens. 18 The Besieger Alone. He freed the city from the power of Cassander and Ptolemy, expelled the garrison which had been stationed there under Demetrius of Phalerum, and besieged and took Munychia (307 BC). demetrius siege of athens; 7 października 2020 0 Views 0 Likes. The Battle of Marathon, with the resounding victory of the Athenians over the Persians in 490 BC, is a landmark in Greek as well as global history. 235 [Exit] Helena. Egeus has come to Theseus to complain that his daughter won’t marry Demetrius, as he has ordered her to do, because she wants to marry Lysander instead. Lamia was the daughter of one Cleanor. Demetrius, the elder son and heir of Antigonus led the Antigonid fleet around the Southern tip of Attica planning to land in the Peloponnese and march on Sparta. The Great Siege of Rhodes 14. He belonged to the Antigonid dynasty and was its first member to rule Macedonia. Siege towers had existed since Assyrian times. He is the subject of one of Plutarch’s Lives. Much had changed on the Greek mainland since Demetrius’ previous departure from its shores all those years ago. 295/18 Demetrius attacks Athens, but loses part of his fleet in a storm. 15 The Mysteries and the League. 44. Demetrius I of Macedon, also known as Demetrios Poliorcetes, the 'Besieger' (c. 336 - c. 282 BCE), was a Macedonian king who, along with his father Antigonus I, fought for control of Alexander the Great ’s empire in the 'Successor Wars'. Life. After several campaigns against Ptolemy on the coasts of Cilicia and Cyprus, Demetrius sailed with a fleet of 250 ships to Athens. An Athenian nobleman, Egeus, arrives with his daughter, Hermia, and two young men, Demetrius and Lysander. Cassander was once again active in the area and for the past two years the city of Athenshad been fighting a war against this Macedonian King. But in 301 BC a coalition of Cassander and the other Hellenistic kings defeated Antigonus at the Battle of Ipsus, ending his challenge. Cassander had defeated their fleet and now blockaded Athens by sea. 4In consequence of these resolutions, Demetrius sailed to Athens with 5000 talents of silver, and a fleet of 250 ships. Bilingual (greek-english) edition. Lysander. V: The Battle of Gaza–5.6.3), but managed to reverse most of his losses the next year when he surprised and routed a Ptolemaic army in Syria (n. 6.3.1). Athens revolted in that year against Demetrius' rule and elected Olympiodorus as strategos. https://www.ancienthistorylists.com/greek-history/greatest-leaders-ancient-greece The Silent Years: 310-308 BC 9. Egeus arrives with his daughter Hermia and her two suitors, Lysander (the man she wants to marry) and Demetrius (the man her father wants her to marry). Demetrius took the previously invincible harbor fortifications of Athens through the adroit and relentless use of siege technology, and following his victory he made good on the promise of liberation: on behalf of his father and himself he restored their freedom and ancestral democracy to the Athenians, who had been living under a collaborationist tyranny backed by a Macedonian garrison. 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