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The Antigonid Network

The Antigonid dynasty, one of the four Hellenistic kingdoms that emerged after the death of the Alexander the Great, was established in 306 BC by its eponymous founder Antigonus I Monophthalmus (‘the One-Eyed’) and his son Demetrius Poliorcetes ('the Besieger'). Originally based in Asia Minor and Syria, the family later gained control over the territory of Macedonia in 275 BC under the aegis of Antigonus II Gonatas (277-74, 272-239 BC). The kingdom subsequently came to prominence, reaching its peak during the reign of Philip V (221-179 BC), before coming to an end following successive conflicts with Rome and the defeat of its final ruler, Perseus, in 168 BC.

While the Antigonids were an important part of the political scene in the Hellenistic period, study of them has been largely overshadowed by that of the Ptolemies, Seleucids and Attalids, which (other than the Attalids) were longer-lasting and saw a greater engagement with non-Greek peoples. This lack of attention has obscured the significance of this dynasty in the politics and culture of the ancient Mediterranean. It is the aim of this Network, therefore, to rectify this situation by drawing together scholars working on this dynasty from a range of disciplines and institutions, by promoting collaborative and interdisciplinary research through conferences and workshops, and by providing a platform with which to access relevant sources and scholarship.

For more information about network members, events, recordings of seminars, and a bibliography and recent publications list related to the Antigonid dynasty, please see our website:

Contact: For information regarding the Antigonid Network and its activities, please contact Emma Nicholson (

Research Seminars (2022-23)

Tuesday 6th December 2022, 5 pm (UK), – Monica D’Agostini, ‘Philip V, Messene and Aratus’ Panhellenic Dream’
Tuesday 31st January 2023, 5 pm (UK), – Kostas Buraselis, ‘Remarks on a royal funeral at Salamis (Cyprus)’
Tuesday 21st March 2023, 5 pm (UK), – Sofia Kravaritou, ‘Thessaly and the Antigonids: insights into Hellenistic religion in context’
Tuesday 25th April 2023, 5 pm (UK), – Charalampos Chrysafis, ‘Antigonid Garrisons in Greek Poleis after 301 BCE’
Tuesday 16th May 2023, 5 pm (UK), – Emma Nicholson, on her book (2023) Philip V of Macedon in Polybius’ Histories: Politics, History and Fiction, OUP.
Tuesday 13th June 2023, 5 pm (UK), – Shane Wallace, ‘Athens and the Antigonids’

  • Department of Classics and Ancient History, The University of Exeter
  • School of Pastoral and Social Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • School of History and Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies, University of Waterloo
  • The University of Southampton
Emma Nicholson (Exeter) 
Sheila Ager (Waterloo)
Emma Aston (Reading)
Kostas Buraselis (Athens)
Annelies Cazemier (Southampton)
Chares Chrysafis (Athens)
Monica D’Agostini (Milan)
Frank Daubner (Trier)
Charlotte Dunn (Otago)
Kyle Erickson (UWTSD)
Andrew Erskine (Edinburgh)
Chris Fleming (UWTSD)
John Holton (Newcastle)
Tim Howe (Olaf)
Michael Kleu
Lisa Kröger (Cologne)
Franca Landucci (Milan)
Manuela Mari (Rome)
Luca Mazzini (Exeter)
Nikos Miltsios (Thessaloniki)
Lynette Mitchell (Exeter)
Eoghan Moloney (Winchester)
Daniel Ogden (Exeter)
Olga Palagia (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Eleni Papagiannis (Thessaloniki)
Richard Stoneman (Exeter)
Adriene Baron Tacla (USP)
John Thornton (Rome)
Panagiotis Tselectas (Thessaloniki)
Ekaterini Tsalampouni (Thessaloniki)
Pat Wheatley (Otago)
Emmanuel Voultiras (Thessaloniki)
Yiannis Xydopoulos (Thessaloniki)

Research seminars


  1. Tuesday 28th September 2021, 5 pm (UK), Robin Waterfield on his book, (2021) The Making of a King. Antigonus Gonatas of Macedon and the Greeks, University of Chicago Press.
  2. Tuesday 9th November 2021, 5 pm (UK), Francesco Ferrara on his book, (2020) Basileus e Basileia. Forme e luoghi della regalità macedone, Edizioni Quasar.
  3. Tuesday 7th December 2021, 5 pm (UK), Manuela Mari on “Interactions between Antigonid kings and local authorities” (epigraphy)
  4. Tuesday 15th February 2022, 5 pm (UK), Franca Landucci on her book, (2021) Diodoro Siculo. Biblioteca storica. Libri XIX-XX.
  5. Tuesday 19th April 2022, 5 pm (UK), Yiannis Xydopoulos, on "Philip III: a puppet king".
  6. Tuesday 7th June 2022, 5 pm (UK), Paschalis Paschidis on “City, ethnos and king in Antigonid Macedonia: the evidence from the new asylia decrees”
  7. Tuesday 28th June 2022, 5 pm (UK), Annelies Cazemier, on ‘Antigonid kings and Greek sanctuaries’


  1. Friday 25th September 2020, 9 am BST/ 6 pm (Hobart)/ 8 pm (Otago): Charlotte Dunn & Pat Wheatley on their book, Demetrius the Besieger (2020
  2. Thursday 26th November 2020, 4.30 pm BST/ 5.30 pm (Milan): Monica D’Agostini on her book, The Rise of Philip V (2019).
  3. Tuesday 26th January 2021, 5 pm BST: Peter Van Alfen on The Antigonid Coins Online project
  4. Tuesday 9th March 2021, 5 pm BST: Katerina Panagopoulou on her book, Τhe Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money and the Economy (2021)
  5. Tuesday 18th May 2021, 5pm (BST): Olga Palagia, on Aspects of Antigonid Portraiture
  6. Tuesday 15th June 2021, 5pm (BST): Chrysanthi Kallini, on pottery in Antigonid Macedonia