Antigonus II


Antigonus II
(fl. 1st cent BCE)
   Israelite, last king of the Hasmoneans (40-37 BCE). When Pompey captured Jerusalem in 63 BCE, Antigonus was taken to Rome. In 40 BCE he captured Jerusalem, put to death Herod the Great's brother Phasael, and cut off Hyrcanus H's ears so he would be disqualified from the high priesthood. He then ruled as king and high priest. From 39 to 37 BCE Herod besieged his army in Judea and was eventually victorious. Antigonus was executed by the Romans.

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  • ANTIGONUS II — (Mattathias), last king of the hasmonean dynasty, reigned 40–37 B.C.E.; youngest son of aristobulus ii . After the conquest of Jerusalem by Pompey (63 B.C.E.) Antigonus was taken to Rome with other members of the royal family. In 57 he escaped… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Antigonus — may refer to:* Three Macedonian kings of the Antigonid dynasty that succeeded Alexander the Great in Asia: ** Antigonus I Monophthalmus (382–301 BC) ** Antigonus II Gonatas (319–239 BC) ** Antigonus III Doson (263–221 BC) * Antigonus of Callas… …   Wikipedia

  • ANTIGONUS — (c. 135–104 B.C.E.), Hasmonean prince; son of john hyrcanus and younger brother of judah aristobulus . Antigonus and Aristobulus were put in command of the siege of Samaria by their father. They succeeded in capturing and destroying the city… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Antigŏnus — Antigŏnus, ein Fach auf dem römischen Spielbret, s. u. Würstin …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Antigonus — Antigŏnus, der Einäugige, einer der Feldherren Alexanders d. Gr., erhielt bei der Teilung vom dessen Reich Großphrygien, Lyzien und Pamphylien, erweiterte aber in zahlreichen Kämpfen gegen die übrigen Kämpfen die Diadochen diesen Besitz und… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Antigonus — Antigonus, Feldherr Alexanders des Gr., der erste, welcher sich nach dessen Tod König nannte, Vater des Demetrius Poliorketes, hatte beinahe ganz Asien erobert, verlor aber zuletzt bei Ipsus in Phrygien Schlacht und Leben, 301 vor Chr. Von ihm… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Antigonus (I) — [an tig′ə nəs] 382 301 B.C.; Macedonian general under Alexander the Great: king of Macedonia (306 301): called Cyclops * * * …   Universalium

  • ANTIGONUS I — ANTIGONUS I. Gonatas, Demetrii Poliorcetae fil. Antigoni prioris nepos, Macedonum Rex, regnavit A. M. 3778. Atheniensibus libertatem restituit, Gallos superavit, demum a Pyrrho Macedoniam occupante regnô pulsus est, quod tamen, illô morruô,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • ANTIGONUS II — ANTIGONUS II. Tutor Philippi, filii Demetrii, cuius viduâ in uxorem ductâ, regnum ipse invasit. Δώσων dictus est, teste Plut. in P. Aemylio, quod multa promitteret, pauca vero praestaret. Cleomenem Spartanum Regem, qui Aetolis contra Achivos… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Antigonus (I) — [an tig′ə nəs] 382 301 B.C.; Macedonian general under Alexander the Great: king of Macedonia (306 301): called Cyclops …   English World dictionary

  • Antigonus (I) — [an tig′ə nəs] 382 301 B.C.; Macedonian general under Alexander the Great: king of Macedonia (306 301): called Cyclops …   English World dictionary


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