Lysimachos, Thrace and Macedon
The history of the final years of Lysimachos and his relationship with his Ptolemaic wife, Arsinoe, have failed to take into account the claims of Lysimachos' daughter (Eurydike) and his daughter-in-law (Lysandra) to Macedonia. Adding these women to the picture changes the dynamics of the political power struggle in the mid-to-late 280s.
KeywordsMacedonia, Thrace, Lysimachos, Keraunos, Seleukos, Eurydike, Lysandra, Arsinoë
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