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 […]

Odrysian Kingdom

THE ODRYSIAN KINGDOM This was the most significant Thracian kingdom, which started its gradual political expansion at the time of the first famous king, called Teres, who ruled at the end of the 6th and the first half of the 5th century BC. He strengthened his power and influence to the Danube Delta to the […]

King Cotys I

Cotys I is King of the Odrysian Kingdom in 383 BC to 359 BC.  In order to make his position stronger Cotys married his daughter to the Athenian general Iphicrates who soon became the second person in command after the king. Cotys starts to pursue an active foreign policy, which used renting Greek army and […]