Argead dynasty were the ruling family of Macedonia, a nation in northern Greece from c. 700 BC - c. 309 BC. Supposedly descended from Heracles, the family's greatest members were Philip II of Macedonia who united the Greeks and Alexander the Great who defeated the Persian Empire and created the Empire of Alexander. The Argead line ended during the wars of the Diadochi when Alexander IV of Macedon and his mother Roxana were murdered.


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