The Relationships between the Antigonids and their allies the Bastarnae (the Getae) in the first half of the 2nd century BC Cover Image
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Die Beziehungen zwischen den Antigoniden und ihren Verbündeten, den Bastarnen (Geten), in der ersten Hälfte des 2. Jhs. v. Chr
The Relationships between the Antigonids and their allies the Bastarnae (the Getae) in the first half of the 2nd century BC

Author(s): Plamen Petkov
Subject(s): History
Published by: Институт за балканистика с Център по тракология - Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of 168 BC the Third Macedonian War (171-168 BC) reached its final stage. Being in a difficult situation the Macedonian king Perseus (179-168 BC) tried to win over the Bastarnae (Getae) under the command of Clondicus (Cloelius), but he did not have the financial resources needed to pay the barbarians. As a result his plan failed, the Romans – in the person of Lucius Aemilius Paullus – thus receiving the chance to terminate that longlasting military campaign. The written sources reveal certain controversies about the barbarians the Macedonian king was trying to gain over. Some researchers consider them as Bastarnae under the leadership of Clondicus, others – as Galatians, and a third group even regards them as Getae led by Cloelius.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 51-56
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: German