The Assassination of Philip II of Macedon


The Assassination of Philip II of Macedon

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In this paper, there is an assessment of the modern theories concerning the conspiracy to assassinate Philip II of Macedon, checking the claims against evidence provided by surviving ancient sources. Examining where authors get their information from and how they use it offers insight into which arguments are valid and which ones are not. While there are many arguments about Philip’s assassination conspiracy, addressed are the five most common theories. The most likely theory naming Alexander as the main conspirator behind his father’s assassination.


University Honors Capstone Project Paper and Poster, University of Minnesota Duluth, 2016. Department of History.

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Anderson-Lind, Garet; Rop, Jeffrey. (2016). The Assassination of Philip II of Macedon. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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