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By Richard A. Gabriel

Philip II of Macedonia (382–336 BCE), unifier of Greece, writer of Greece’s first federal structure, founding father of the 1st territorial nation with a centralized administrative constitution in Europe, forger of the 1st Western nationwide military, first nice basic of the Greek imperial age, strategic and tactical genius, and armed forces reformer who revolutionized conflict in Greece and the West, was once one of many maximum captains within the army heritage of the West. Philip lead the way, assembled the assets, conceived the strategic imaginative and prescient, and introduced the 1st glossy, tactically subtle and strategically able military in Western army heritage, making the later victories of his son Alexander possible.

Philip’s loss of life marked the passing of the classical age of Greek historical past and conflict and the start of its imperial age. To Philip belongs the name of the 1st nice basic of a brand new age of battle within the West, an age that he initiated together with his creation of a brand new device of struggle, the Macedonian phalanx, and the tactical doctrines to make sure its good fortune. As a practitioner of the political artwork, Philip additionally had no equivalent. In these kinds of issues, Philip surpassed Alexander’s triumphs.

This ebook establishes Philip’s valid and deserved position in army heritage, which, beforehand, has been mostly minimized in want of his son by means of the classicist writers who've ruled the sphere of old biography. Richard Gabriel, well known army historian, has given us the 1st army biography of Philip II of Macedonia.

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