MA17 Personalities, Philip II, Alexander, Philip V
Philip II of Macedon (382–336 BC)
King from 359 BC until his assassination. He was father of Alexander III, Philip III and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.
Alexander the Great (356 BC–323 BC)
Also known as Alexander III, king of Macedon (336–323 BC). Alexander conquered the Persian Empire, including Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia and extended the boundaries of his own empire as far as the Punjab.
Philip V Macedon (221 BC to 179 BC)
The son of Demetrius II and Chryseis, Philip ascended the throne at 18 and reigned until 179 BC. His reign was occupied in the vain struggle to maintain the old Macedonian supremacy in the Balkan peninsula, which became hopeless after the intervention of Rome, during the First Macedonian War, and the decisive battle of Cynoscephalae (197 BC), during the Second Macedonian War.