Quiz Questions. 1.Who was Pausanias of Orestis? 2. Who was Olympias jealous of and why? 3. Why did Attalus ask people to pray for “a legitimate heir”? 4. What year was Philip Murdered? 6. Give two events that might indicate Alexander’s involvement? 7. Why might Darius have been to blame?
1.Who was Pausanias of Orestis?
2. Who was Olympias jealous of and why?
3. Why did Attalus ask people to pray for “a legitimate heir”?
4. What year was Philip Murdered?
6. Give two events that might indicate Alexander’s involvement?
7. Why might Darius have been to blame?
8. What was the name of Philip’s new, younger lover, that Pausanias was jealous of?
9. At whose wedding did Philip get killed?
10. What was the name of Philip’s new wife?
Dun dun duunnn….
When did it happen?
Where did it happen?
What was going on?
A political wedding.
Alexander of Epirus
Alexander the great
Yes, she was marrying her uncle
His bodyguards were following further behind.
Location of the
murder of Philip
There are many possible motives involving different people
Uncle in law
King Philip II
jealous of Pausanias the younger
that he started harrassing and insulting him.
Pausanias the Younger was so
Upset about the harrassment that He told his friend Attalus about it.
Pausanias the Younger got so upset about being harrassed and insulted that he committed suicide by throwing himself infront of King Philip in battle
Around for dinner and got him blindly
He then set his men
On Pausanias of Orestis who brutally
attacked him and sexually
Pausanias complained to Philip demanding justice for his assault, but Philip did nothing because Attalus was too influential as well as his uncle-in-law. Attalus was also the general in charge of the advance guard to Asia.
The dates of the battle where Pausanias committed suicide and that Pausanias of Orestis was assaulted by Attalus’s was 8 years earlier than Philip’s murder.
Some argue that this is a long time for Pausanias to hold a grudge.
But it is possible.
If it wasn’t due to personal motive……..
Who put Pausanias up to it?
The death of Philip came at such an opportune time for Alexander because his relationship with Philip was rather unstable due to 3 reasons . . . .
1. At Philip and Cleopatra’s wedding feast
2. Alexander’s position as heir was threatened by Philip’s new wife if she gave birth to a son.
3. The Pixodarus affair
Pixodarus was the ruler of Caria. He was connected with the Persian King Artaxerxes III. After King Artaxerxes died in 338 BC Pixodarus offered his daughter in a marriage alliance with Philip’s other son Philip Arrihaeus (the half-witted son of Philip and a Thessalian woman). This would make political ties between Philip and Caria. A very useful link.
Alexander found out and thought he was being underminedHe secretly offered to marry Pixodarus’ daughter instead which Pixodarus happily accepted
Philip found out and was extremely angry at Alexander for getting in the way, because his marriage alliance would have aided Philip’s advance into Asia. Philip stopped the wedding.
Pausanias certainly killed King Philip