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  1. Perdiccas

    Perdiccas was one of Alexander the Great's generals. After Alexander's death in 323 BC he became regent of all Alexander's empire. Arrian tells us he was son of Orontes, a descendant of the independent princes of the Macedonian province of Orestis. As the commander of a battalion of heavy phalanx infantry, Perdiccas distinguished himself during the conquest of Thebes, where he was severely wounded. Subsequently he held an important command in the Indian campaigns of Alexander. When Hephaestion unexpectedly died in 324 BC, he was appointed his successor as commander of the Companion cavalry and chiliarch. Also in 324, at the nuptials celebrated at Susa, Perdiccas married the daughter of the satrap of Media, a Persian named Atropates. In the Partition of Babylon made after Alexander's death Alexander's generals agreed that Philip III of Macedon, an epileptic son of Alexander's father Philip II of Macedon, and the unborn child of Alexander's wife Roxana should be recognized as joint kings. Perdiccas was appointed guardian and regent of the empire. He soon showed himself intolerant of any rivals, and, acting in the name of the two kings, sought to hold the empire together under his own hand. He had Meleager, the infantry commander, arrested and murdered.

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  1. Perdiccas

    a favourite general of Alexander the Great, who, when on his deathbed, took his signet ring off his finger and gave it to him; he became an object of distrust after Alexander's death, and was assassinated in Egypt.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdiccas in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdiccas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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    cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    • A. transpire
    • B. abide
    • C. denudate
    • D. abash

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