I begin todays episode in the year 358, Phillip is looking to secure some sort of an economic stability for his kingdom so he set his sight on the nearby mines.
Then he decides to siege Aphipolis in the year 357, which went really well, for Phillip that is, not so much the Athenians that loved having some sort of control of the city.
I say a few words about the Social War, a nice little whore story, staring our friend Demosthenes and Laida, and some other things that happened in the year 358 to 356.
Phillips gold coin – The Filipio
The Chalkidicean peninsula
Location of the Thermaic gulf
A beautiful trireme. The picture is from wikipedia.com/trireme
I explain how Philip managed to make one of his first alliances. Who were the Thessalians of the 4th century BC, a few words about Olympiada, Amphipolis, Demosthenes and Athens.
Demosthenes Practising His Oratory by Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouy, 1870 Oil on panel http://www.augustastylianougallery.com/Gallery/JeanJulesAntoineLecomteDuNouy/DemosthenesPractisingHisOratory.html
Olympias by Joan Francesc Oliveras Pallerols https://www.artstation.com/artwork/ogKew
We look at the state of Macedonia, while Philip gets the Kingship and his very first action as King, also what the kings prior to Philip were like.
A introduction to the podcast, we are going to talk about Alexander, we talk about sources and the my favourite Alexander stories.
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