After these events had taken
place, the Argives took up arms in full force and marched against Corinth, and after seizing
the acropolis and securing the city for themselves, they made the Corinthian territory Argive.
The Athenian Iphicrates also had the design to seize the
city, since it was advantageous for the control of Greece; but when the Athenian people opposed
it, he resigned his position. The Athenians appointed Chabrias general in his place and sent
him to Corinth.
Amyntas, the father of Philip, was driven from his country by Illyrians who invaded Macedonia,
and giving up hope for his crown, he made a present to the Olynthians of his territory which
bordered on theirs. For the time being he lost his kingdom, but shortly he was restored by the
Thessalians, recovered his crown, and ruled for twenty-four years.
Some say, however, that after the expulsion of Amyntas the Macedonians were ruled by
Argaeus for a period of two years, and that it was after that time that Amyntas recovered the