'Philip II King of Macedon', (382-336 BC), 1830. Creator: Unknown
'Philip II King of Macedon', (382-336 BC), 1830. Philip II of Macedon (382-336 BC) King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. A member of the Argead dynasty who reformed the army and defeated the Greeks at the Battle of Chaeronea, then establishing the League of Corinth. From "Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co., J. Cumming, London, Glasgow and Dublin, 1830]
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Alexander the Great of Macedonia, (1902). Artist: Unknown
Alexander the Great of Macedonia, (1902). From Imhoof Blumer's Portrait Heads on Coins of Hellenic Nations. In only 13 years, Alexander III of Macedon (356-323 BC) conquered a vast empire stretching from the Mediterranean to India. Alexander died of a fever in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, aged only 33, and his empire broke up rapidly after his death. Illustration from 'The World's History, The Mediterranean Nations, by Dr H F Helmolt, Volume IV, published by William Heinemann, (London, 1902).
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A Macedonian General fighting Persians, 4th century BC. (20th century). Artist: Unknown
A Macedonian General fighting Persians, 4th century BC. (20th century). Hellenistic stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings from the Royal Necropolis, Sidon. Macedonia or Macedon was an ancient kingdom on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. In the wars of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian Empire was the most powerful in the world.
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