Summary: Neutralization Of The Illyrians And Paeonia

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Philip changed many aspects of the Macedonian army, since he was so eager the regain the territory the Illyrians took, and ultimately killed his brother over. With this newly organized phalanx, Philip was able to defeat the Illyrians. Taking back North-western Macedon and slaughtering over half of their army”7,000 to be exact (Gabriel)”. This began Philip’s conquest of regaining back the entire Macedonian territory. Altogether, “Philip neutralized the enemies from the northern and western fronts within a year of kingship (Gabriel)”. As great as an accomplishment this was, Philip II wanted more. With firm control over the Illyrians and Paeonia, Philip sought to strengthen the eastern borders as well. Breaking the treaty he made with Athens,

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