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History 101 February 6, 2007 I. Philip and the rise of Macedonia II. Alexander’s Conquest of Persia III. Aftermath of conquest Macedonia- northern Greece, Balkans Iliad and Odyssey- honor, prove by combat…threats result in violence Greek families-all relatives avenge death Constant anarchy and civil war in Macedonia Theopompous-barbarian sense of morals Athenians want glory back, Philip asks for Athenian troops and power, will give Athenians gold mines Key in turning Macedonian army into force -mounted troops on horseback, strong cavalry
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Unformatted text preview: -double length of infantry spears Throw spears from horseback, no stirrups invented Philip key to success- diplomacy (divide and conquer) Claims merely wants friendship, balance of terror and mercy “Blood is thicker than water” Marriages cement allies Philip had 7 marriage alliances Son…Alexander Brought unity among Greeks by persuading to battle Persia…common hatred (common alliance) Philip and Eurydice (wife #7) Attalos, Eurydice’s father, boyfriend #1 (bodyguard’s) uncle Pausanias...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '08 term at Christopher Newport University.

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