Under the reign of Philip II — BC , the Greek kingdom of Macedonia , initially at the periphery of classical Greek affairs, came to dominate Ancient Greece in the span of just 25 years, largely thanks to the personality and policies of its king. The Macedonian phalanx became the hallmark of the Macedonian army during his reign and the subsequent Hellenistic period. His army and engineers also made extensive use of siege engines. Macedonia during the reign of Philip II was at first preoccupied by wars with marauding Illyrians and Thracians. Chief among Philip's Thracian enemies was the ruler Kersebleptes , who may have coordinated a temporary alliance with Athens. In a series of campaigns stretching from to BC, Philip II managed to ultimately subjugate Kersebleptes as a tributary vassal , conquering much of Thrace in the process and founding new cities there such as Philippi and Philippopolis modern Plovdiv , Bulgaria.
The men's rights movement MRM  is a branch of the men's movement. The MRM in particular consists of a variety of groups and individuals who focus on general social issues and specific government services which adversely impact, or in some cases structurally discriminate against, men and boys. Common topics discussed within the men's rights movement include family law such as child custody , alimony and marital property distribution , reproduction, suicides, domestic violence against men , circumcision , education, conscription , social safety nets , and health policies. The men's rights movement branched off from the men's liberation movement in the early s, with both groups comprising a part of the larger men's movement. Since its inception, the men's rights movement has received substantial criticism, and some scholars described the movement or parts of it as a backlash against feminism. The term "men's rights" was used at least as early as February when it appeared in Putnam's Magazine. The author was responding to the issue of women's rights, calling it a "new movement for social reform, and even for political revolution", which the author proposed to counter with men's rights.