Third Sacred War

We start off talking about the oracle of Delphi and the lovely Pythia. Then I describe how the Third Sacred War started and how Phillip was involved.

The siege of Amphipolis

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

Alliance with Thessaly

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
Olympias by Joan Francesc Oliveras Pallerols