So the DE designers have said they are correcting some of the erroneous stuff in the historical encyclopedia that comes with the game. This is nice, but I hope their attention to history also extends to the weird AI player name lists from the original. In case you are unaware of this, the leader names for each of the AI players that can pop up is chosen randomly (i.e. a Roman AI could be named “Nero” or “Trajan” in a random map, and the names are chosen randomly). These names are on a list (typically in the Age of Empires wiki)
Most of the names are fine, but some civs have egregiously bad name lists (Macedonia, Phoenicia, Palmyra, .
For example, Macedonia features a number of kings of Sicily or Syracuse, which to my knowledge are not Macedonian. http://ageofempires.wikia.com/wiki/Macedonians
**Also on that Macedonian AI leader list is HIPPOCRATES, a DOCTOR. What?! **Phoenicia also has a Phoenician author and two Roman philosophers on their list.
In the case of Macedonia, the DE designers should just amend the list to include Alexander (removing him from the Greek list and replacing his slot with Gorgo), and also include actual Macedonian kings, like Philip II, Demetrius, Lysimachus, etc. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ancient_Macedonians
Assuming this hasn’t been done already, I guess a mod could implement these changes.