Grabos I
King of Taulantia
Reign437-423 BC
Successor(?) Sirras
Ancient GreekΓράβος

Grabos (or Grabus; Greek: Γράβος) was an Illyrian chieftain who is mentioned once in an Athenian inscription in 423 BC. He or his son (possibly Sirras) were the leaders of the Illyrians who supported the Lyncestians against an expedition by the Macedonians in 423 BC.[1] The Illyrian-Lyncestian troops defeated the Macedonian-Spartan alliance.

He probably was the grandfather of Grabos II.[2][3][4][5]

See also


  1. ^ Heckel 2016, p. 20.
  2. ^ Cabanes, Pierre (2002) [1988]. Dinko Čutura; Bruna Kuntić-Makvić (eds.). Iliri od Bardileja do Gencia (IV. – II. stoljeće prije Krista) [The Illyrians from Bardylis to Gentius (4th – 2nd century BC)] (in Croatian). Translated by Vesna Lisičić. Svitava. p. 51. ISBN 953-98832-0-2.
  3. ^ Šašel Kos, Marjeta (2002). "Pyrrhus and Illyrian Kingdom(s?)". Greek Influence Along the East Adriatic Coast. Knjiga Mediterana. 26: 113. ISBN 9531631549.
  4. ^ James Augustus St. John, The History of the Manners and Customs of Ancient Greece, 1842 Volume 3, page 275 (reprint 2003, ISBN 1-4021-5441-0)
  5. ^ D. M. Lewis, John Boardman Editors D. M. Lewis, John Boardman (1994) The Cambridge ancient history: The fourth century B.C. Volume 6, Iorwerth Eiddon Stephen Edwards, Edition 2, illustrated, revised Publisher Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-23348-8, 9780521233484, Length 1097 pages p. 438