Modern historians about Macedonia – Chester G. Starr

 

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..the full dimensions of the next great phase of Greek civilization did no tgeneraly become apparent until the generation of Alexander. then came the conquest of the Persian empire and the establishment of great Greco-Macedonian monarchies over most of the Near East.

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 391

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During the syrian war Ptolemy IV turned in desperation to native Egyptians and trained them in the Greek Fashion(217 B.C)

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 391

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In military and political respects the Hellenistic world was administered in a Greek manner, though under the control of absolute monarchs.

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 391

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The religius complex of Karnak is perhaps the most extensive ever created in the western world, and additions were still made to it in the days of Greek rule after Alexander

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 92

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But even in Cyprus, where Greek-speaking peoples had secured a foothold at the end of the Mycenean era

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 216

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In a broader view, Alexander’s meteoric conquests were an explosion of the Greek world.Earlier in the fourth century, Persia had appeared strong and Hellas weak; but this situation, born of Greek disunit, had actuall been the reverse of reality, Once Philip had forcibly drawn the Greeks together, his son could move swiftly.

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 394

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The backbone was composed of the Macedonians who fought the battles but Alexander had also Greek contingents from the League of Corinth, who were employed in garrisons and as line-of-communications troops, and also important bands of mercenary Cretan archers and other light-armed troops. A regular staff, secretaries, scientists, and philosophers accompanied the king

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 397

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Immediately thereafter he [Alexander] moved to Troy, where he offered libations to the Greek heroes of epic legend and took a sacred shiled which had traditionally been dedicated by the Greeks;[/

‘A History of the Ancient World’ By Chester G. Starr, page 397

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