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Alexander's demise used to be now not unpredictable: he suffered repeated wounds in the course of his lifetime, and a couple of introduced him close to demise; he drank an excessive amount of; he constructed a fever, in which he endured to drink an excessive amount of; he believed he was once a god; he left out his doctor's guidance; he used to be confronted with large difficulties which he deliberate to avoid via happening crusade ... As a last act of irresponsibility, whilst requested to whom he would go away his nation, he's stated to have responded: 'to the strongest', after which, 'I foresee an exceptional funeral contest over me'. - Publisher. �Read more...
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He was clearly accepted as king very quickly. There had been alternative candidates. One was Perdikkas’ son, Amyntas, M A C E D O N 3 7 0 – 3 5 9 b c : A F A I L I N G S TAT E 15 but he was only a child. The two men who had already attempted to seize the kingship reappeared: Pausanias, Ptolemy’s opponent in 367, was supported by the Thracian king Kotys; Argaios, the rival of Amyntas III in the 390s, had Athenian support. These two were probably brothers, so their attacks may have been coordinated, though it is more likely they were rivals.
In the developing conﬂict between Thebes and Athens, Perdikkas opted to ally with Thebes, and some of the hostages – who had been taken originally to control Ptolemy – were returned, including Perdikkas’ younger brother Philip, who was about 16 or 17 at the time. 48 The Athenian general Timotheos came north with a major ﬂeet to counter this threat. He seized control of the cities of Pydna and Methone on the Macedonian coast, and of Potidaea in the Chalkidike, thereby establishing control over much of Macedon’s seaward aspect; thus preventing ships being built for Thebes.
These marriages performed differing diplomatic purposes: Audata symbolized peace and the subordination of an enemy, whereas his second marriage, to Phila, daughter of Derdas of Orestis, bound the important Elimaian region to Macedon. 21 These marriages linked these areas together politically, but the destruction of Bardylis’ army had been the key to the whole system. This diplomatic structure was designed, presumably, to block Illyrian expansion southwards. By these military and diplomatic victories Philip revived Macedonian power and added an association with the Molossi to a serious restriction on the power of Bardylis.