Macedonia. It was a long time before the Greeks had any great regard to Macedonia. Her kings living retired in woods and mountains, seemed not to be considered as a part of Greece. They pretended, that their kings, of whom Caranus was the first, were descendants from Hercules. Philip and his son Alexander raised the glory of this kingdom to a very high degree. It had subsided four hundred and seventy-one years before the death of Alexander, and continued one hundred and fifty-five more, till Perseus was beaten and taken by the Romans; in all six hundred and twenty-six years.