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Philip II of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon (382–336 bc)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Military History

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... II of Macedon ( 382–336 bc ) ruled Macedon from 359 and transformed it from a backward region on the northern periphery of Greece into the director of Greek affairs. Philip began as regent for his nephew Amyntas , but military crisis, with Illyrian tribesmen dominating the western marches, Greek cities controlling the coastal lands, and royal rivals supported by Athens and others, required decisive leadership. While reforming the Macedonian army , Philip secured his northern and western frontiers through a mixture of diplomacy and force, and...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Philip II of Macedon

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Corinthian League

Corinthian League  

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Modern name for organization of Greek states created by Philip II of Macedon after Chaeronea: the details were agreed at Corinth. It provided (despite various Macedonian garrisons) for the autonomy ...
Macedonian army

Macedonian army  

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Until the accession of Philip II of Macedon in 359 bc, powerful neighbours and internal conflicts had kept Macedonia from achieving its full military potential. During his first five years ...
philippic

philippic  

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A bitter attack or denunciation, especially a verbal one; from (via Latin) Greek philippikos, the name given to Demosthenes' speeches against Philip II of Macedon, also to those of Cicero against ...
Philip

Philip  

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A name borne by many biblical characters, from Philip, father of Alexander the Great, onwards (1 Macc. 1: 1; 6: 2).1. Herod the Great had a son, by Mariamne, called Herod Philip, who married Herodias ...
Eumenes

Eumenes  

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Of Cardia (c. 361–316 bc), secretary to Philip (1) II and Alexander (3) the Great of Macedon. A royal favourite, bitterly resented by many native Macedonians, he received the prestigious ...
Persian-Wars tradition

Persian-Wars tradition  

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The glory‐days of the Persian Wars loomed large in defining mainland Greek identities until well into the Roman age. In Thucydides (2) 5th‐cent. Athens justified its empire by them, in the tradition ...

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