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|I.The Early Phase of the Macedonian State|
|First half of 7th c. B.C.|| Foundation of the Argead dynasty
||End of 7th-6th c. B.C.|| The Macedonian state spreads from the region of Pieria towards the north and the east.
||End of the 6th century B.C. ||Amyntas I ascends the Macedonian throne. The Persians attempt subjugate over Macedonia.
||506 B.C. ||The tyrant Hippias takes refuge in Anthemus,which Amyntas I, has offered him.The Athenian political leaders establish friendly relations with the Macedonian Kingdom.
||497 B.C. ||Amyntas dies and his son, Alexander I, succeeds him.
||Beginning of 5th c. B.C. ||Alexander I is victorious in the Olympic Games.
||479 B.C. ||The Athenians give Alexander the status of consul.After the end of the Persian Wars, Alexander dedicates his own statue at Delphi.
||432 B.C. ||On the eve of the Peloponnesian War,Perdiccas II of Macedonia moves with dexterity between the warring factions of Athens and Sparta.
||413 B.C. ||Archelaus ascends the throne of Macedonia.A short time later, the capital is transferred from Aegae to Pella. Zeuxis decorates the royal palace.
||406 B.C. ||Euripides is invited to the court of Archelaus. In the sacred city of Dion, athletic and drama contests add lustre to the coult of Olympian Zeus.
||399 B.C. ||Death of Archelaus.