Returning to Macedonia after three years

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Returning to Macedonia after three years, Alexander soon had the opportunity to prove  his strength in battle, as he subdued rebellions and contributed to his father's famous  victory over Athens and Thebes at Chaeronea. But when Philip divorced Olympias and  married Cleopatra, Alexander began to fear that his father was looking for a new heir,  and the father and son had a falling out. Their dispute was shortly resolved, but both  remained suspicious of the other. Indeed, Philip was soon assassinated by a guard who  presumably had a personal grievance, though Alexander and his mother are traditionally  thought to have played some kind of role in Philip's death. Alexander thus succeeded to the throne and began the inevitable dynastic purging of  enemies. At the same time, he had to force the other Greek city-states to acknowledge  his authority as Hegemon of the Hellenic League, which Philip had established. In doing 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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