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Olympias,

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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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.
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.
TVX's Stratoni base metal operation and the Skouries development project are unaffected by the Olympias decision.
The 1999 bankable feasibility study estimated that, upon commencement of commercial production, the Olympias project would produce 254,000 ounces of gold along with 2.
The Olympias project has reserves and resources totaling 4.
TVX recently announced the completion of the revised bankable feasibility study, led by Kvaerner Metals (Stockton, UK), for Olympias.
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TVX has received a conditional commitment letter from Deutsche Bank, AG (London) which proposes underwriting $130 million of limited recourse debt finance and $40 million of grant bridging finance for the development of the Olympias project.
In the course of preparation for the filing of the site pre-approval permit, TVX conducted a thorough review of its June 1998 Olympias bankable feasibility study focusing on the proposed gold recovery process.
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