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A country in northern Greece, Macedon (or Macedonia) was first inhabited by the Mackednoi tribe who, according to Herodotus, were the first to call themselves 'Hellenes’ (later applied to all Greeks) and who gave the land their name. For centuries the Mackednoi had little to do with southern Greece. Even after the Persian invasion of 480 (during... [continue reading]
published on 28 April 2011
Philip II of Macedon 382 – 336 BC, was a Greek king of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336. He was the father of Alexander the Great and Philip III. Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of the king Amyntas III and Eurydice I. n his youth, (c. 368–365 BC) Philip was held as a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during... [continue reading]