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Headword: *)alke/tas
Adler number: alpha,1275
Translated headword: Alketas, Alcetas
Vetting Status: high
King of [the] Molossians.[1] But also another [homonym was] a subordinate-general of Alexander.[2]
Greek Original:
*)alke/tas, *molottw=n basileu/s. a)lla\ kai\ u(postra/thgos a)/llos *)aleca/ndrou.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., an entry generated by the mention of this individual in Isaeus fr. 93 Sauppe. Also in Photius.
[1] A prominent tribe in Epeiros (NW Greece). For King Alketas (first half of the fourth century BCE) see N.G.L. Hammond and G.T. Griffith, A History of Macedonia vol.2 (Oxford 1979) index s.v.
[2] See Diodorus Siculus 18.29ff, esp. 44-47; W. Heckel, The Marshals of Alexander's Empire (London and New York 1992) 171-175. The term "subordinate-general", u(postra/thgos, erroneously reappears in iota 580 as i(ppostra/thgos, "horse-general".
Keywords: biography; geography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 May 2000@21:11:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes) on 19 September 2000@06:25:22.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 31 January 2001@09:02:31.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 24 June 2002@04:26:07.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; raised status) on 24 June 2011@10:05:11.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 27 March 2012@01:38:15.


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