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Philip II of Macedonia

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alexander the Great is probably most famous ruler of antiquity, and his spectacular conquests are recounted often, but what of his father, Philip II, who united Macedonia, created the best army in the world at the time, and conquered and annexed Greece? This biography is the first to bring Philip to life, exploring the details of his life and legacy.--[book cover]
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Worthington, Ian.
Philip II of Macedonia.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)646910151
Named Person: Philip, King of Macedonia; Philipp, Makedonien König II.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Worthington
ISBN: 9780300120790 0300120796
OCLC Number: 202549107
Description: xx, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preamble: 'The greatest of the kings in Europe'? --
Philip's Macedonia --
Philip's youth and accession --
The new army and the unification of Macedonia --
The war over Amphipolis --
Apollo's saviour: Philip and the sacred war --
The fall of Olynthus --
Apollo rescued, and the peace of Philocrates --
The hostile aftermath --
Thrace: the die is cast --
Chaeronea and the end of Greek liberty --
From master of Greece to conqueror of Persia? --
Assassination --
After Philip --
Philip in retrospect: king, man and God? --
Philip and Alexander: like father, like son?
Responsibility: Ian Worthington.
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