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d. 316 B.C., wife of Philip IIPhilip II,
382–336 B.C., king of Macedon (359–336 B.C.), son of Amyntas II. While a hostage in Thebes (367–364), he gained much knowledge of Greece and its people.
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 of Macedon and mother of Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great
or Alexander III,
356–323 B.C., king of Macedon, conqueror of much of Asia. Youth and Kingship

The son of Philip II of Macedon and Olympias, he had Aristotle as his tutor and was given a classical education.
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. She did not get on well with Philip, who had other wives, but the story that she murdered him is probably false. She reputedly had great influence in molding her son and in giving him an interest in mysticism and in art. Her violent ambitions plunged her into quarrels with Antipater, whom Alexander had left as regent in Macedonia, and after Alexander's death she tried to forestall CassanderCassander
, 358–297 B.C., king of Macedon, one of the chief figures in the wars of the Diadochi. The son of Antipater, he was an officer under Alexander the Great, but there was ill feeling between them.
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, Antipater's son, in Macedonia. He in turn besieged her in Pydna on the Gulf of Thessaloníki, and after her capture he ordered her execution.
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The captain of our ship was obviously aware of the risk, and asked Olympias several questions to determine what type of cargo was aboard, how much fuel was left in the tanks, and where they were from.
We maintained our orbit and directed the two boats the remaining distance to Olympias and the ladder that had been lowered halfway down her starboard side.
Furthermore, both Stratoni and Olympias were previously in production and have extensive existing mining and plant infrastructure and a ship-loading facility on the Aegean Sea.
Hellas Gold is in the process of applying for similar permits for Olympias and Skouries, having met its first milestone by submitting business plans to the Greek government in January 2006.
In December 1995, TVX signed the Acquisition Agreement with the Greek Government finalizing the purchase of the Kassandra Mines assets, which included the Olympias mine and mill facilities, the Stratoni mill and associated mines, and the Skouries deposit.
Given the nature of the ruling, effectively blocking the development of the gold plant at Olympias, and taking into consideration the significant expenditures made to-date in progressing the development of the project, TVX will be reviewing all of its options, including possible legal remedies.
SNC-Lavalin America, which was awarded an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management contract for the development of the Olympias deposit in November 1999, has completed basic engineering and confirmed total capital costs.
TVX, while disappointed by the postponement of the hearing by the Court, recognizes that the Greek Government defence will be strengthened by being able to demonstrate that all key permits relating to the Olympias project, including the CAC decision and the EIS, will have been considered, approved and issued prior to the October 6, 2000 hearing date.
Based on the feasibility study, the Olympias project is expected to produce an average of 254,000 ounces of gold in dore per year and 2.
The capital cost of the Olympias project is approximately $248 million.
The permit defines the framework for the development of the Olympias project, including site locations for process plant and tailings areas and process technology.
The completion of the Parliamentary approval process will facilitate progress at the Olympias mine and mill complex and work related to the gold recovery plant.