The Height of Rome
Grate warrior of Gaul
She is ever bit the warrior. She is always armed.
Zan Mgrelle led an invasion of Macedon and Illyria, killing the Macedonian king Ptolemy Keraunos.
Zan was part of a force of Gauls settled in Pannonia who had advanced to Thrace under a leader called Cambaules. Deciding on fresh conquests, they sent separate forces to different regions: one led by Cerethrius against the Thracians and Triballi; another against Paionia led by Brennus and Acichorius; and a third against the Macedonians and Illyrians, led by Zan.
The Macedonian king, Ptolemy Keraunos, was unconcerned by the approaching army, and declined an offer of 20,000 soldiers from the Dardanians. Zan sent ambassadors to Ptolemy, demanding payment to call off the attack. Ptolemy refused, instead demanding that the Gauls give him hostages and hand over their arms. Battle followed a few days later, where the Macedonians were severely defeated. Ptolemy was thrown by the elephant he was riding. He was captured and beheaded, and his head was paraded around the army on a spear.
The Gauls did not follow up their victory, and Zan took command, assembled an army and forced them to withdraw, although she was defeated by Brennus’ contingent soon afterwards. The combined Gaulish army under Zan and Acichorius then mounted an invasion of Greece, defeating a combined Greek army at Thermopylae and advancing to Delphi, where they were routed.
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