The tense domestic situation in Macedonia gave rise to another conflict between father and son

The tense domestic situation in Macedonia gave rise to another conflict between father and son

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The tense domestic situation in Macedonia gave rise to another conflict between father  and son. Pixodarus, ruler of Caria, hoped to secure his position in Asia in the event that  Macedonia did succeed against Persia; Philip saw this as a welcome addition to his  Asian forces. Therefore, arrangements were begun for the marriage of Philip's daughter  and Philip Arrhidaeus, Alexander's mentally disabled half-brother. Alexander somehow  interpreted this arrangement as a threat to his succession–unlikely, as Philip would not  have entrusted the throne to his incapable son–and in response he sent his friend  Thessalus to offer to switch the engagement to Alexander himself. When Philip found  out, he was furious, outraged that Alexander had thought to become the son-in-law of a  barbarian king. Thessalus, who had fled to Corinth, was extradited and brought to Macedonia in chains. 
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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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