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|II. Acme of the Macedonian State|
|390-380 B.C.||The Illyrians invade Macedonia.
||359 B.C.||Perdiccas III is killed in battle against the Illyrians. He is succeeded by Philip II.
||357 B.C.||Philip II marries Olympias, niece of the King of the Molossians, in an attempt to foster friendly relations.
||356 B.C. ||Philip defeats and expels the Illyrians.Isocrates, in his speech "On Peace",expresses the Pan-Hellenic Idea.Alexander III is born.
||353 B.C.||Philip intervenes in Thessaly.
||346 B.C.||The Sacred War breaks out in central Greece.Philip, owing to his alliance with the Amphictyonic Council at Delphi, becomes involved in the affairs of southern Greece.Philip presides over the Pythian Games.
||342 B.C. ||Philip carries out military campaigns in Thrace.
||338 B.C. ||The Sacred War ends in the Battle of Chaeronea. Philip participates in the Panhellenic Union at Corinth.
||337 B.C. ||Philip appointed commander-in-chif and emperor for the campaign against the Persians.
||336 B.C. ||Philip is assassinated at Aegae (Vergina).