While his sexual masculinity may have been slow in developing

While his sexual masculinity may have been slow in developing

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While his sexual masculinity may have been slow in developing, Alexander immediately  showed his prowess on the battlefield. Philip had not been long departed when a  rebellion arose among the Maedi, the fierce and powerful tribe that dwelled in Thrace.  Alexander went himself to subdue the rebels, and he turned their city into a military  outpost for Macedonia, which was renamed Alexandropolis–in imitation of Philippopolis,  founded by the king two years before. Although Philip continued to treat Alexander as a  protégé, it became evident before long that the latter was competing with–if not  challenging–the former's authority. Meanwhile, Philip's campaign was going poorly, and the position of Macedonia  becoming more vulnerable. His worst fears were realized when Athens and Thebes,  longtime rivals, formed a coalition against Macedonia. Philip handled the ensuing 
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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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