King Seuthes I

SEUTHES I

Thracian king 424 – about 408 BC, son of the Odrysian ruler Sparadokos and successor of Sitalces. At the time of the military operations against Macedon and Chalkidiki in 429 BC, he played a major role in the kingdom politics. After Sitalces’ death in 424 BC he demonstrated the entire might of the kingdom by collecting from the Aegean colonies tributes to the total amount of 400 talents and the same sum paid in kind. About 411 BC he led active military political campaigns in the Thracian Chersonese aiming to abolish the Athenian influence. During his reign the Odrysian kingdom turned into a significant political power on the Balkans.

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