Aeropus I
King of Macedon
Reignunknown
PredecessorPhilip I
Successor
Spouseunknown
IssueAlcetas I
HouseMacedon (Ancient Greece)
DynastyArgead
FatherPhilip I
Motherunknown
ReligionAncient Greek religion

Aeropus I of Macedon (Greek: Ἀέροπος Αʹ ὁ Μακεδών) was the son of Philip I, the great-grandson of Perdiccas I, the first king of the ancient kingdom of Macedon according to Herodotus, and the father of Alcetas.

Reign

At the start of Aeropus's reign, the Thracians and Illyrians were ravaging the country of Macedon, and had achieved a number of successful victories over the Macedonians. Eventually, despairing about their inability to achieve a victory over their enemies, and believing that they could only be victorious if they fought in the presence of their king, the army carried the infant Aeropus with them into battle. His presence stiffened the resistance of the soldiers, and they forced the Thracians and Illyrians to flee, eventually retreating entirely from Macedon.

According to Plutarch, Aeropus constructed tables and lamp-stands in his spare time. [1]

No further details of his reign are recorded.

His wife's name is unknown.

References

  1. ^ Plutarch. "Life of Demetrius".

Sources

Aeropus IArgead dynasty Royal titles Preceded byPhilip I King of Macedon Succeeded byAlcetas I