In this glorious episode, we are STILL talking about Philip but! BUT! Good news y’all – Alexander makes his first (albeit small) appearance. He’s 14! The good news is that he’s going to become a bigger part of the story very soon.
So other news in this episode:
- Philip is still trying to keep the peace with Athens and Thebes, although they are both pretty angry with him
- Athens refuses to send a delegation to the Pythian Games, so Philip threatens them with another Sacred War
- Demosthenes gives more speeches telling everyone how clever he is
- We talk about Arcadia, Pan, nymphomaniacs and feats of engineering
- Philip hires Aristotle to be Alexander’s tutor
- And he gets some sucky letters from Speusippus and Isocrates
- Aeschines calls Demosthenes a pussy
- Philip nearly gets killed, breaks a collarbone and/or a leg
- He installs Olympias’ brother (and therefore Alexander’s uncle) on the throne of Epirus
- Philocrates goes into exile
- Antiphon tries to burn down the Athenian navy
- And, finally – Philip decides to invade Thrace
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