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 one of the Greek tribes, like the Spartans and the Athenians, since they spoke Greek, and they participated in the olympic games of Greece.
They were a major power in ancient times, conquering Persia, Egypt, and western India under Alexander the Great. 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 regular civilizations.