Lecture notes philip of macedonia

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Philip of Macedonia Without the efforts of Philip, Alexander the Great would not have been able to accomplish all he did in such a short space of time. Philip: Son of Amyntas III and Euridice; third son born 382 BC (ruled 359-336BC) Sent to Thebes as a hostage to ensure the good behaviour of the lover of his mother, Ptolemy, who became king after the death of Amyntas His brother Perdiccas became king and killed his mother and her lover before finally succumbing to the Illyrians In Thebes, Philip had learned about the best army in Greece at the time, as well as the culture of the Greeks On the death of his brother Perdiccas, he served as the guardian and regent for his nephew, Amyntas Didn’t take long for the army to acclaim him king and he kept Amyntas from ruling, finally doing away with his nephew in 336 BC to secure the position of his son, Alexander Greece in a state of uproar and disorder (I won’t go into the various machinations of Thebes, Athens, Sparta, and the Persians, among others) Suffice to say that Philip consolidated his power in Macedonia, quelled uprisings of his neighbours the Phocians and the Illyrians (who utterly wiped-out his army; seen by Philip as a benefit) and Macedonia swallowed-up Thrace
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