5. Son of Amyntas, a Macedonian officer in the service of Alexander the Great, who commanded one of the divisions of the phalanx at the battle of the Granicus. (Arr. Anab. 1.14.3
.) His name does not subsequently appear in the campaigns of Alexander
, at least so that it can be distinctly identified but so many officers in the army bore the name of Philip that it is frequently impossible to say who is tle particular person spoken of. Droysen conjectures (Hellenism.
vol. i. p. 418. not.) that it is this Philip who was the father of Magas (Paus. 1.7.1
), but there is certainly no proof of this, and the expression of Pausanias, that the latter was a man of ordinary condition and ignoble birth, is unfavorable to this supposition.