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Ancient Macedonia (Macedonia, Makedonía) on the north-western edge of the Aegean was a kingdom in northern Greece and rose to become a great power under King Philip II (359-336 BC). He ruled almost the entire Balkan peninsula. His son Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) only used Macedonia as a base for his military campaigns. The Macedonian kings were known for their hard drinking and Alexander was allegedly killed during a drinking bout. In 167 BC, the empire collapsed and came under Roman rule. When the Roman Empire was divided in 395, the province became part of the Byzantine Empire. After a chequered history, the area was divided between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria in 1913 and between Greece and Yugoslavia in 1947.

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