CLS Alexanders Reactions to Philips Death
By sm14105, Updated
1. Assassination of the Lyncestian Brothers (and any further threats)
2. Carried out a state funeral for his father King Philip
3. Asserted dominance over the Greeks
I, Alexander the Great order the death of the Lyncestain brothers! You are a threat to my rule!
You may live Alex of Lincestus
I am the son in law of Attalus! "Hail the King of Macedonia"
“the King was changed only in name and that the state would run on principles no less effective than those of fathers administration.” (quote from Diodorus)
Alexander eliminated everyone who threatened his right to the throne, including the assassination of the Lyncestian brothers and many rivals to the King (Philip II). This was to cast any suspicions away from Alexander's and his mother Olympias who many were starting to question their involvement in the murder of Philip. By killing the Lyncestian brothers, he gave the people of Macedonia someone to blame.
I am to take my fathers place as leader of the League of Corinth and continue my fathers goals to conquer Persia!
One of the Lyncestian brothers (Alex) was allowed to live. According to Arrian, he was spared because he was the first to recognise Alexander as the King by saying “Hail the King of Macedonia” And another, more likely reason was that Alex from Lyncestis was the son in law of Antipater who was a good friend to Alexander the Great. Alexander did not want to insult or hurt his friend by killing his son-law.
You shouldn't worry about controlling Greece let alone invading Persia!
After ordering the assassination of the Lyncestian brothers, Alexander carried out a state funeral for his father King Philip. This ceremony exaggerated Alexander's love for the King - strongly implying that he did not kill him. He also used the ceremony to allude to his Kingship and convince the Macedonians that he held the same values and ideas as the late King, Philip II.
Alexander claimed his fathers position as leader of the League of Corinth. This was a political organisation that Philip has set up in 338 BC to establish peace terms and his leadership over the Greeks. The main goal was to unite the Greeks under Macedonian leadership (except Sparta) and to set up a combined army to invade Persia.
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Alexanders personal advisers said that he shouldn't worry about controlling Greece, but J.R Hamilton said that "the young king would not abandon control of Greece." This helps demonstrate Alexanders ambition for higher power, his loyalty to his fathers ideas and dreams for Greece and confidence in his ability to rule Greece and lead a successful invasion into Persia.
No! I am determined to continue my fathers goals for this country! I will unite Greece into an army and invade Persia!
Alexander went on to conquer Persia and unite the Greeks (excluding Sparta)!
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