The Odric State - appears, flourishing and decays
There are three groups of factors according to which
the Odric kingdom appeared:
During his reign, Sevt I wield the scepter with stout
hand both with his inside political opponents and with his outside neighbours
and their colonies. At the beginning, when he took the power, he had to
eliminate the consequences of the Spartan Brasid's penetration into the
Thracian lands. His tax-policy provokes a sharp discontent in the Creeks,
but his treasury (exchequer) was full of gold and silver.
1.Social and economical
2.Politicial- from which the indignation against the brutality of the
Percy was dominating
3.The role, which Terres and his son Sitalk played when the social
organization was built.
The development of the thracian economical and political
life and the favourable international situation lead to the formation of
the Odric State at the end of VI and in the beginning of V BC.
The new country was surrounded by strong and dangerous
neighbours- in north- east the numerous Skits, on south the aggressive
Greek and on south- west- the Illyrians and Macedonian.
The moment for the announcement of the Thracian
political union was chosen properly. During the continuous Greek- Persia
wars, the Persians were defeated on land and in sea. The Greek won but
they were so exhausted that they were not any threat for the Thracian.
In VI BC was the beginning of the Odric- Skits relations.
Terres was the first one
to build the Odric kingdom, which took a bigger part of the Trace. The
new leader headed difficulty in the strengthening of the political union.
He had to undertake quick actions to secure the so needed peace. He had
to solve many social and economical problems, including the following of
the intentions of the neighbours.
The son of Terres, Sythalk
continued the politician of his father. During the short reign of the Odric
State, Sythalk was its most great leader. The Odric leaders accepted the
Percy system, which had the following signs: land possessions, which belonged
to the king and his family, temples and sanctuaries, control and administrative
apparatus for force, monocracy of the king, which was helped by The Union,
The Odric State gained its biggest military blossoming
and an economic and political boom during the reigns of Sythalk and Sevt
Its prestige and might prolonged long after them
while Amadok I sit on the throne.
At that time, Sevt II took measures to assure independence
for him and may be that was the sigh for the future coming splitting up
the state power. They both met in a battle in 391BC. Meanwhile Athens used
that situation to incite Amadok I against Sevt II. They buried the hatchet
and reconciled not until 389BC General political crisis set in. Athens
was completely exhausted by the war with Sparta, the Macedonians were torn
by inside divisions and discrepancies, and long after Sythalk, Trace
had not a great ruler like him.
Ebrizelm inherited the throne, and Athens accepted
him, but his reign was a short one.
After a coup d'etat, Kotis
became the leader of the state. He ruled 28 years, and proofed himself
as a far-seeing, energetic political man and a skillful diplomat. He succeeded
to reunify the land controlled by Sevt II and Amadok I. The Odric State
until his time was ruled by military democracy.
In 359 BC in Thrace there were three kings: Berisad,
Amadok II and Kerseblept. The division of the country lead to its ruin.
The three rulers tried to oppose Philip II, but failed and became his vassals.
Philip II dethroned one by one Ketripor, Terres III and Kerseblept.
In 341 the Odric State was entirely under Macedonian
The political life spread to the North Thrace and
the political space shifted into the lands of Gets.