When Philip heard that Olympias had succeeded in convincing her brother to declare war on Macedonia

When Philip heard that Olympias had succeeded in convincing her brother to declare war on Macedonia

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When Philip heard that Olympias had succeeded in convincing her brother to declare  war on Macedonia, he chose not to allow himself to get sidetracked with minor battles.  Instead, he used diplomacy and offered the King of Epirus the hand of Cleopatra, the  daughter of Philip and Olympias and therefore the King's niece. Perhaps reluctant to  follow through with an attack, the King of Epirus accepted the offer, leaving Olympias  was thwarted for the time being. 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 
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When Philip heard that Olympias had succeeded in convincing her brother to declare war on Macedonia

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