6. Son of Machatas, an officer in the service of Alexander the Great, who was appointed by him in B. C. 327 satrap of India, including the provinces westward of the Hydaspes. (Arr. Anab. 5.8. 5
After the conquest of the Malli and Oxydracae, these tribes also were added to his government. (Id. 6.14.7.)
But after the departure of Alexander
from India, Philip was assassinated by a conspiracy formed among the mercenary troops under his command, B. C. 326. (Id. 6.27.3 Curt. x. 1.20.)
Droysen considers this Philip to have been the father of Antigonus, the king of Asia. (Hellenisrn.
vol. i. p. 43. not.)
It is certain at least that they were both of the race of the princes of Elymiotis.