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Philip II of Macedonia

Author: Ian Worthington
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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: Biographies
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Worthington, Ian.
Philip II of Macedonia.
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2008
Named Person: Philip, King of Macedonia; Filip, kung av Makedonien; 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 9780300164763 0300164769
OCLC Number: 202549107
Description: xx, 303 pages : illustrations, 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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Alexander the Great is probably the most famous ruler of antiquity. But what of his father, Philip II, who united Macedonia, created the best army in the world at the time, and conquered and annexed  Read more...


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"This is an important book on a remarkably successful king."--;i>The Historian"--Peter Hunt "The Historian " "A detailed narrative of the political and military history of Phillip's region. . . . Read more...

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