During the 5th century BCE, the economy of the sparsely populated region was dominated by silver mining.
At the time of the Peloponnesian War, the seminal Makedonia was notable only for the small village of Potidaia and the polis of Amphipolis, which played vital roles at the beginning and end of the Peloponnesian War respectively.
Phillip II's reign
During the rule of King Phillip II, whose heir Alexander the Great was, Makedonians prospered, and their military grew to include a cavalry, which is considered to have been one of the best in antiquity.
During the reign of Alexander III, the Kingdom of Macedon rose to dominate Greece and became a powerful empire that spanned the ancient world. Backed by proto-Templars, who entrusted Alexander with a Staff and Trident of Eden, the young king became a legendary, undefeated general.
Following Alexander's assassination by the proto-Assassin Iltani in 323 BCE, the Trident was split into three prongs. Two of the prongs were taken by Alexander's generals, Seleucus and Ptolemy, while the final one was sent to Makedonia.
In 42 BCE, armies under the command of Marcus Antonius and Octavian clashed with those of the Hidden Ones Brutus and Cassius at the Battle of Philippi, and Cassius was killed in the ensuing battle. Faced with inevitable defeat, Brutus fled and committed suicide shortly thereafter.
In 5th century BCE, Makedonia was made up of four regions:
Influence and legacy
Behind the scenes
In game, Makedonia uses a horse head as its heraldry. Historically, Makedonia used the Vergina Sun which was connected to the Argead dynasty. The horse head might be a reference to Boucephalos, Alexander's famed horse.
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- Assassin's Creed: Revelations (mentioned only)
- Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants (mentioned only)
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (first appearance)
- Assassin's Creed: Rebellion – The Hunter's Hounds
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Makedonia: Makedonian Banner
- Northern Greece: Makedonia
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
- Assassin's Creed: Odyssey – Legacy of the First Blade: Hunted
- Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia
- Assassin's Creed: Revelations – Abstergo Files
- Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants
- Assassin's Creed II
- Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
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- Assassin's Creed: Syndicate – Database: Reconstructed Data 011
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