Modern Historians about Macedonia – Robin Osborne

 

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After that victory Philip imposed his own conditions on the whole Greek mainland, making a treaty with all significant cities except Sparta, the so-called ‘League of Corinth’. This treaty obliged the Greek cities to provide soldiers for Philip’s campaigns, but it did not, contrary to what had been feared at Athens, interfere with the constitutions of the individual cities.

Greek History Book by Robin Osborne; Routledge, 2004, page 127

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Although Macedonians were accepted as Greek, after some discussion, for the purposes of competing at the Olympic games, and although the language of the Macedonians appears most probably to have been a dialect of Greek related to the dialects of north-west Greek, some Macedonian customs were distinct

Greek History Book by Robin Osborne; Routledge, 2004, page 127

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Babylon surrendered and Alexander now had the Persian empire and its capitals at Sousa and Persepolis under his control. After Granikos Alexander had already sent back spoils to the Athenian Acropolis, to mark his taking revenge on the Persians who had sacked Athens, and when he took Sousa he sent back to Athens the statues of the tyrannicides who had assassinated Peisistratos’ son Hipparchos, statues which Xerxes had taken in 480 (Arrian Anabasis 3.18.7-8).

Greek History Book by Robin Osborne; Routledge, 2004, page 128

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