from the greek name Î¦Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€Î¿Ï‚ (philippos) which means "friend of horses".
Philip (in Greek Î¦Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€oÏ‚; lived 4th century BC) was son of Antipater, the regent of Macedonia, and brother of Cassander, by whom he was sent in 313 BC, with an army to invade Aetolia. But on his arrival in Acarnania the news that Aeacides, king of Epirus, had recovered possession of his throne, induced him to turn his arms against that monarch, whom he defeated in a pitched battle. Aeacides with the remnant of his forces having afterwards joined the Aetolians, a second action ensued, in which Philip was again victorious, and Aeacides himself fell in the battle.
Philip (in Greek Î¦Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€oÏ‚; died 318 BC) was satrap of Sogdiana, to which government he was first appointed by Alexander the Great himself in 327 BC. He retained his post, as did most of the satraps of the more remote provinces, in the arrangements which followed the death of the king (323 BC); but in the subsequent partition at Triparadisus, 321 BC, he was assigned the government of Parthia instead. Here he remained until 318 BC, when Peithon, who was then seeking to establish his power over all the provinces of the East, made himself master of Parthia, and put Philip to death.
Philip (in Greek Î¦Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€oÏ‚; died 326 BC), son of Machatas, was an officer in the service of Alexander the Great, who was appointed by him in 327 BC satrap of India, including the provinces westward of the Hydaspes, as far south as the junction of the Indus with the Acesines. After the conquest of the Malli and Oxydracae, these tribes also were added to his government.
Philip (in Greek Î¦Î¹Î»Î¹Ï€Ï€oÏ‚; died 306 BC), son of Antigonus, king of Asia, was sent by his father in 310 BC, at the head of an army, to oppose the revolt of his general Phoenix, and to recover possession of the towns on the Hellespont held by the latter. He died in 306 BC, just as Antigonus was setting out for his expedition against Egypt.