Lions as Military Monuments

The 2nd August 338 BC marks the date on which Philip II pretty much put an end to the independence of the city states, and created a Macedonian empire, with his victory at the Battle of Chaeronea. Diodorus Siculus, Library, has a description of the battle.

Google Earth has a photo of the site -

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Personally, I don't find it all that useful.

What is more interesting is that Philip erected a lion monument to commemorate his victory - the cenotaph is still extant, and I wrote about it in my thesis - which can be seen from above.

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There is a similar monument in Macedonia at Amphipolis - because the town was an important naval base, and it seems to be the tomb of someone very important, some believe it to be the grave marker of an admiral.

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