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Macedonians in Olympic games

Macedonians in Olympic games

 (Herodotus 5.22)   XXII. Now that these descendants of Perdiccas are Greeks, AS THEY THEMSELVES SAY, I MYSELF CHANCE TO KNOW AND WILL PROVE IT in the later part of my history. Furthermore, the Hellenodicae who manage the contest at Olympia determined that it is so, [2] for when Alexander chose to contend and entered the lists for that purpose, […]

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Modern Historians about Macedonian Royal House

Modern Historians about Macedonian Royal House

  Quotes from modern historians about the ancient macedonian royal house origins. Quote: Herodotus made a special point of emphasizing that the royal house of Macedonia was Greek by descent, and Thucydides, who questioned much of what Herodotus said concurred with him in calling the Macedonian kings “Temenidae from Argos’. Almost a century later Isocrates wrote to Philip II, saying […]

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Plutarch on Alexander bringing Greek civilization to Asia

Plutarch on Alexander bringing Greek civilization to Asia

But if you consider the effects of Alexander’s instruction, you will see that he educated the Hyrcanians to contract marriages, taught the Arachosians to till the soil, and persuaded rhe Sogdians to support their parents, not to kill them, and the Persians to respect their mothers, not to marry them. Most admirable philosophy which induced the Indians to worship Greek […]

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List of notable non-Macedonian Greeks in Alexanders campaign

List of notable non-Macedonian Greeks in Alexanders campaign

Lysimachos: One of the Diadochi. According to Porphyri of Tyre, Lysimachos had Thessalian origins since his father Agathocles was a native of the Thessalian city Crannon who later moved with his family in the court of Philip II in Pella. Arrybas: A Somatophylax of Philip and later Alexander. Originally a Molossian (Ar. 3.5.5) Neoptolemos: the Archypaspist. Another Molossian, member of […]

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Alexander King of Yavans

Alexander King of Yavans

  Reading the book of Daniel, we are coming face to face with the mentioning of Alexander, as ‘king of Javan’. The question coming to mind is what does the word “Javan” means. We could find the exact meaning of the word “Yavan” in the book “Genesis: Or, The First Book of Moses. With a Commentary” published in 1873 where it says: “From Javan was […]

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The Destruction of Thebes

The Destruction of Thebes

  The destruction of Thebes, taken place in 335 BC, has been identified by many as a sign of Alexander’s ruthlessness. However according to ancient sources, responsible for the destruction of the city, were the Greek allies of Alexander.  “ Alexander TURNED OVER the decision of what was to be done with Thebes to the ALLIES who participated in the […]

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Exchange of letters between Alexander the Great and Porus

Exchange of letters between Alexander the Great and Porus

“The glorious battle between Alexander the Great and King Porus” – 18th century tinted woodcut Book 3 When Alexander arrived with all his forces at the border of India, letter bear- ers sent by Poros, king of India, met him and gave him the letter of Poros. Alexander took it and read it out before his army. Its contents were […]

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List of famous Medieval Macedonians

Some Great Macedonians (15th-19th century) Andronikos Kallistos (b.Thessaloniki, 1400 – d. London, 1486). He lived and studied in Constantinople. After its fall he went to Italy where he joined Vissarion. He taught in Bologna (1464), Rome (1469), Florence, Paris and London (1476). From there he began the systematic teaching of Greek literature in France. He communicated the principles of Aristotelian […]

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Byzantine sources about the greekness of Medieval Macedonia

Quote: “…these mountains [the Pindos Mountain-range near Kasto- ria] were the limits between the [despotate of] `Old and New Epeiros’, and our Hellenic lands.” <Georgios Akropolitis, `Annales’, Patrologia Graecae, vol.140 col: 1196a (80)> Quote: “So, I am down here among Bulgarians, a true Constanti- noupolitan, a foreign body, living like a Bulgarian…” <Theophylactos of Ohrid, “To the Despoina Lady Maria […]

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Fyromian lies over Slavic populations genetics Part II

Quote: The Macedonians have a following percentage of Y-haplogroups (male lineages): E3b1 21.4% , I1b 29% , J2 12.2% , R1a 14.7% , R1b 7.8% . Its actually quite funny how people misquote (intentionally?) papers.. According to the paper in question FYROMians have a 6.3% of the subclade J2e-M102 and not 12.2 of J2 which is not entirely presented in […]

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