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Antigonid dynasty

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Antigonid dynasty, line of kings that ruled Macedonia (northern Greece) 294 B.C.–168 B.C. Antigonus I, a general under Alexander the Great, was the first of the dynasty to rule Macedonia (294–283 B.C.). He was succeeded by Antigonus II (r. 283–239) and grandson Demetrius II (r. 239–229). Phillip V, son of Demetrius II, challenged Rome but was defeated in 197 B.C. Antigonid rule ended 168 B.C. with the defeat and capture of Philip's successor, Perseus.

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