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Philippus Iv.

*Fi/lippos), king of MACEDONIA, was the eldest son of Cassander, whom he succeeded on the throne, B. C. 297, or, according to Clinton, early in 296. The exact period of his reign is uncertain, but it appears to have lasted only a few months, when he was carried off by a consumptive disorder, B. C. 296. No events are recorded to us of this short interval; but it appears that he maintained the friendly relations with Athens which had been established by his father, and he was probably advancing into Greece to support his partisans in that country, when his death took place at Elateia in Phocis. (Paus. 9.7.3; Just. 15.4, 16.1; Porphyr. ap. Euseb. Arm. p. 155; Dexipp. ap Syncell. p. 504, ed. Bonn; Droysen, Hellenism. vol. i. pp. 565, 566 ; Clinton, F. H. vol. ii. pp. 180, 236.)


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