Ian Worthington


On his book Philip II of Macedonia

Cover Interview of April 24, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Perhaps it is Philip, not Alexander, who deserves to be called “Great.””

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“In Philip’s defeat of 353 the seeds of Macedonian imperialism were sown.”

On the second:

“I tell Philip’s story in my book, and I reassess the impact of his reign. In doing so, I bring him out of Alexander’s shadow and place him where he properly belongs: in the centre stage of Greek history.”