Stay in Thebes, the former center of the then Hellenic struggle and home to the art of war, delivered the king Philip, gifted an extraordinary mind, a case to receive an excellent education. Pelopidas and Epaminondas served him an example of what can be achieved true husband. In the proper energy, prudence and political acumen, correctly assess the state of affairs, Philip had no lack. In choosing the means to achieve his goals, he was not picky and did not hesitate to resort to deceit, breach of the given word, treason and bribery. In the bribery wonderful his proverbial saying: "A donkey loaded with gold goes through the highest wall."