Eumenes of Cardia
Author(s) : Panagopoulou Katerina (8/5/2002)Translation : Nakas Ioannis
For citation: Panagopoulou Katerina, "Eumenes of Cardia",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=8160>
Eumenes of Cardia (361-316 BC) was the secretary of Philip II and Alexander the Great. He participated in Alexander's campaign and commanded the cavalry division of the 'friends' during the last year of his reign. He played an important role in the conflicts of the Successors, siding with Perdiccas. He was sentenced to death at the Triparadisus summit and surrendered to Antigonus the Monophthalmus at the battle of Gabiene (316 BC). He is also the author of the Ephemerides, a work which has not survived.
“Secretary” of Phillip II and “chief secretary” of Alexander the Great
Date and Place of Death
316 BC, Gabiene
Date and Place of Birth
361 BC-Cardia of Thrace
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