Macedonia refers to a kingdom that is playable in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. The inhabitants of this kingdom are known as the Macedonians. 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 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.