Demetrius I Poliorcetes Macedonian king bust sculpture Replica Reproduction
This item is identical museum reproduction from the original in the Naples Archaeological Museum. The original bust was found in Herculaneum near Pompeii, in the famous Villa of the Papyri.
Dimensions: 12″ wide x 10″ deep x 20″ high
Weight: 30 lbs
Made of cast stone
Demetrios I Poliorketes or Demetrius I Poliorcetes (336-283 BC) was king of Macedonia from 294 to 288 BC. Demetrius was the son of Alexander the Great’s general Antigonus I Monophthalmus, in whose campaigns he commanded with distinction and whose empire, based in Asia, he attempted to rebuild. Unsuccessful against Ptolemy I Soter, satrap of Egypt, and against the Nabataeans, he liberated Athens from the Macedonian Cassander in 307 VB and in 306 decisively defeated Ptolemy at Salamis (Cyprus). From his unsuccessful siege of Rhodes (305) he won the title Poliorcetes (“the Besieger”). Recalled by his father from Greece, he fought in the Battle of Ipsus, in which his father was killed and lost much of his empire (301). Demetrius kept a foothold in Greece and in 294 reoccupied Athens and established himself as king of Macedonia, but in 288 he was driven out by his rivals Lysimachus and Pyrrhus. He finally surrendered to Seleucus I Nicator in Cilicia (285) and died there (283). He is the subject of one of Plutarch’s Lives.
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