28. Study Questions Copy

Parmenio’s sons were appointed to key positions, and also his son in law and a friend.

He purged possible rivals to the throne, including the execution of Attalus. He needed to secure Greece, so had to put down rebellions in Thebes and Athens.

There were several:


  • to finish what his father had started (and to outdo him)
  • to deter the Persians from expanding west into Greece
  • revenge for the Persian Wars a century before
  • the accession of a new Persian king (the previous king, Artaxerxes III had died in 338, so the Persian empire may have been vulnerable.



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