Modern Historians about Macedonia – John Anthony Crame

 

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Judging from their historical nomenclature, and the few words that have been preserved to us, we may evidently trace a Greek foundation in their language, whatever idiomatic differences might exist between it and the more cultivated dialects of southern Greece.

A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Greece: With a Map, and a Plan of AthensBy John Anthony Crame, Page 165

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The origin of the Macedonian dynasty is a subject of some intricacy and dispute. There is one point however, on which ALL the ancient authorities agree; Namely, that the royal family of that country was of the race of the Temenidae of Argos, and descended from Hercules.
The difference of opinion principally regards the individual of that family to whome the honour of founding this illustrious monarchy is to be ascribed.

A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Greece: With a Map, and a Plan of AthensBy John Anthony Crame, Page 166

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The name of Alexander frequently occurs in the history of Herodotus. This prince was enabled to render important services to the CAUSE OF GREECE, notwithstanding the occupation of his dominions by an overwhelming force of Persians, which compelled him to limit his exertions to the conveying of such secret intelligence to the Greek commanders

A Geographical and Historical Description of Ancient Greece: With a Map, and a Plan of AthensBy John Anthony Crame, Page 168

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