Thessalus -...

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Thessalus, who had fled to Corinth, was extradited and brought to Macedonia in chains.  Several of Alexander's friends, including Ptolemy, Harpalus, Nearchus, Erigyius, and  Laeomedon, were exiled. Although Alexander would later release Thessalus and recall  his friends, who would all serve him faithfully, Philip's actions had clear implications. He  hoped to isolate Alexander to prevent the possibility of any conspiracies developing.  Cleopatra was due to give birth to a second child, and Alexander's anxieties returned. Philip, of course, could not have been happier. The prospects for a Persian invasion  were looking better than ever before, and he had begun preparations for a lavish  wedding celebration for his daughter and the King of Epirus. He hoped to use this  opportunity to impress the Greek leaders in attendance, in an attempt to win their  genuine support. When Philip's wife Cleopatra gave birth to a son, Philip named him 
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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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