The death of Philip of Macedon (383-336 BC) was described by one of the greatest actors of the era as the most dramatic event he'd ever witnessed on stage. Philip had been hosting a huge wedding for his daughter to the King of Epirus. Hundreds of guests were sitting in the theatre at Aegae, the capital of Macedon. Twelve statues of gods were carried into the theatre in a procession, followed by a thirteenth statue: one of King Philip. Philip himself then walked onto the stage, dressed in white with no bodyguards. At that moment, an assassin, Pausanias, rushed out from the crowd and killed him.