general, who lived during the 4th century BC. He was one of Philip II's closest
men, and during Alexander's rule he was the chancellor of Macedonia.
As such, he was also the leader (hegemon) for the Pan Hellenic League when
Alexander was away.
When the Spartans tried to revolt in 330 BC, he successfully queased them. He did the same to the Athenians, Aetolians and he Thessalians in the Lamian
When his life came close to an end he appointed the general Polyperchon his successor as king of Macedonia (Alexander had died four years earlier), which made his son Kassander very bitter. After his death in 319 BC, the successors, diadochs, of Alexander would keep fighting for power.