Alcetas II of Macedon

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Alcetas II
King of Macedon
Reign454–448 BC
PredecessorAlexander I
  • unknown
FatherAlexander I
ReligionAncient Greek religion

Alcetas II (Greek: Ἀλκέτας B' ὁ Μακεδών; died 448 BC) was king[citation needed] of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon.


Alcetas was the eldest son of Alexander I and an unknown queen; he was a grandson of Amyntas I and Eurydice. He became king of Macedon following the death of his father in 454 BC. His brothers were Perdiccas II and Prince Philip(pus). He was known for his alcohol dependence. After 6 years as king, he was killed by his nephew Archelaus. Alcetas's younger brother (Archelaus' father) Perdiccas then took over the Macedonian throne.


Preceded by
Alexander I
King of Macedon
454–448 BC
Succeeded by
Perdiccas II