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Philip of Macedonia

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• Alexander the Great
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Macedonia
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Persia
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Persian Wars
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Phalanx

 

Definition: Macedonian king who was held hostage in Greece, spent several years there, then returned to conquer it all. He was making ready to invade Persia when he was assassinated. His son, Alexander, finished the job and went a little bit further.

Related Resources:
Ancient Greece
Learn more about the area as a whole.

Elsewhere on the Web:
More About Philip
Read a short biography of the Macedonian king.

The Death of Philip
Read an ancient source's story of the great man.

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