PHILIP II of MACEDON, king and military genius, born (d: 336 BCE); ancient Greek king (basileus: “sovereign” or “king”.) of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Philip III and possibly Ptolemy I, the founder of the Ptolomaic dynasty in Egypt.
When not in stud-king mode, Philip was the ancient military genius who defeated the combined Athenian and Theban army and conquered all of Greece, setting in motion the grandiose ambitions of his son Alexander.
After a long, hard day at battle, Philip liked to slip into something — or someone — comfortable, and, women being an inconvenience in the combat zone, avail himself of some 800 young eunuchs brought along for his and his friends’ pleasure. In the end Philip was murdered by his beautiful teen-aged page, Pausanias, who sought revenge after Philip sodomized him in full view of the other guests at a banquet.