Modern historians about Macedonia – Robin W Winks

 

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But regardless of whether the Macedonians were truly Greek or not, the culture that Philip’s son Alexander and his successors spread around the Near East was Hellenic: in its art and architecture, its literature and language, its cults and festivals.

“The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600″ By Robin W Winks, Susan P Mattern-Parkes, Page 102-103

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Today, scholars debate the effects of “Hellenization” – Greek influence- on the native populations of the Greco-Macedonian kingdoms. Some argue that Greek and native populations were segregated from one another, with little social or cultural mixing. In this view, the rulling class was composed almost exclusivel of Greco-Macedonians, and greek cultural institutions (like the gymnasia or Hellenic religious festivals) appealed only to Greeks, while indigenous traditions continued undisturbed among natives.

“The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600″
By Robin W Winks, Susan P Mattern-Parkes, page 105-106

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