Macedonia, 357 BC. The young princess of Epirus, Mírtale, settles in the palace of Pela after her marriage to Philip, king of Macedonia. Both have sealed an unbeatable alliance between their respective kingdoms, but soon Mírtale will find obstacles to adapt to a court where she must coexist with the rest of Philip’s women. In addition, her fondness for snakes will generate the rejection of some aristocrats and nobles, including her own husband.
A year later, Mirtale gave birth to a child and changed her name to Olympias, thus initiating a stage in which her top priority would be the survival of her dynasty. Ambitious and nonconformist, Olimpia will overcome all the difficulties that come her way and will defy anyone who jeopardizes her interests.
Olympias is the portrait of a woman who transcended the gender roles of her time to raise her dynasty to glory. Feared by her contemporaries and reviled by history, she was truly responsible for Alexander the Great’s reign in Macedonia.