Battus II of Cyrene

Battus II of Cyrene

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Battus II of Cyrene, sometimes called Eudaimon (the blessed) or the Latin equivalent Felix, was the third Greek king Cyrenaica and Cyrene and a member of the Battiad dynasty. Battus II was the son of the second Cyrenaean king Arcesilaus I and an unknown mother. His paternal grandfather was Battus I, founder of the Greek colony in Africa. Battus II's sister was the princess Critola and was the maternal aunt to Arcesialus II. She was also mother to Polyarchus and the future Cyrenaean Queen Eryxo. Eryxo would later marry Battus II's son, Arcerslaus II. An oracle delivered at Delphi encouraged people from various parts from Greece, particularly those in the Peloponnese, Crete and the other islands to settle in Cyrene. Battus also invited Greeks to move to Libya. The oracle declared that people who would ever settle in delightful Libya, would one day regret it. The oracle declared caused a great rush among Greeks to join Cyrene.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135752316
  • 9786135752311