Macedonians refers to the inhabitants of the kingdom of Macedonia, one of the playable civilizations introduced in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. They were a major power in ancient times, conquering Persia, Egypt, and western India under Alexander the Great. The in-game Macedonians represent the successor states of the Macedonian empire founded by Alexander's generals better known as the "Diadochi",such as the Antigonids, Epirus and the Seleucid empire. They are primarily an offensivecivilization due to their variety of bonuses for elite units. Like the Persians, the Macedonians lack economic upgrades found in the Market and are slow in the beginning of the game, making them unreliable in games with low resources, although with a reduction in costs for siege units they can produce cheaper sieges.
A notable downside is their inability to construct Temples and train Priests, but that is made up for all their units being 4 times more resistant to conversion than those of other civilizations.