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Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Peter Green
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Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

While Philip was gone on the Byzantine campaign, Alexander led the troops that quelled a rebellion. Philip recognized his son's ambition for power. His ambitions were fostered by Olympias and meant there would be trouble in the future. His father advised him to becomes friends with the Macedonian nobility.

In summer of 1939, Philip was facing the possibility of the city states joining forces against him and invading. Philip would not be able to win a war on the sea and had to force a land war, which he did. He duped them with a message of disinformation, attack, and beat them. The Greeks gave up the pass and moved to a strong position at Chaeronae. This would force a direct frontal attack by Philip. When Athens and Thebes refused to negotiate a peace, their armies met in August 338. Both Philip and Alexander led the troops...

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