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Modern historians about Macedonia – R. Malcolm Errington

R. Malcolm Errington, ‘A History of Macedonia’ University of California Press, February 1993, pg 3 “That the Macedonians and their kings did in fact speak a dialect of Greek and bore Greek names may be regarded nowadays as certain.” “Ancient allegations that the Macedonians were non-Greeks all had their origin in Athens at the time of the struggle with Philip […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – James S. Romm

Quote: Eventually the Greek way of war would prove so superior to that of the barbarian world as to enable a largely Hellenic army, led by Alexander the Great, to conquer not only Egypt but most of Asia as well. On the War for Greek Freedom: Selections from the ‘histories’ By Samuel (TRN) Shirley, James S. (EDT) Romm, Herodotus, page […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – D. G. Hogarth

“The ancient East” By D.G Hogarth   Page 80  Quote: It [Macedonia] was inhabited by sturdy gentry and peasantry and by agile highlanders, all composed of the same racial elements as the Greeks,with perhaps a preponderant infusion of northern blood which had come south long ago with emigrants from the Danubian lands The social development of the Macedonians – to […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Victor Ehrenberg

Quotes from the book “The Greek State” by Victor Ehrenberg Quote: The king of the Macedonians was now a member of the Synhedrion, whose decrees had to be expressly ratified by the individual states. These Hellenistic Leagues, directed by Macedon, rounded off a process of which the general unity is unmistakable, quite apart from all that was conditioned by the time […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Chester G. Starr

Quote: ..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 Quote: During the syrian war […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Fergus Millar

Quote: “Hadrian… also founded a temple of `Zeus Panhellenios’, and established Panhellenic games and an annual Panhellenic assembly of deputies from ALL THE CITIES OF GREECE and all those outside which could prove their foundation FROM GREECE;…The importance attached to Hadrian’s institution is best illustrated by an early third-century inscription from THESSALONICA honouring a local magnate, T.Aelius Geminius Macedo [i.e., […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – George Cawkwell

Quote: “The Macedonians were Greeks. Their language was Greek, to judge by their personal names and by the names of the months of the calendar; Macedonian ambassadors could appear before the Athenian assembly without needing interpreters; in all Demosthenes’ sneers about their civilization there is no hint that Macedonians spoke other than Greek. But it was a distinct dialect not […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Anthony E. David

Quote: The history of ancient Egyptian civilisation covers a period from c.3100 BC to the conquest of the country by Alexander the Great in 332 BC. Before the Dynastic Period (beginning c.3100 BC), the communities laid the foundations for the later great advances in technological, political, religious and artistic developments; this is generally referred to as the Predynastic Period (c.5000-3100 […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – J. E. G. Whitehorne

Quote: Perdiccas II was one of five sons of Alexander I, the king who had first proved the hellenic bona fides of the Argead House to the game marshals at Olympia. Despite a sunsequent blot upon his record as a good Greek when he failed to join in immediate pursuit of the defeated persians as they withdrew through his territories […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – M. E. Thalheimer

Quote: In 334 B.C. Alexander with his 35,000 Greeks crossed the strait which had been passed by Xerxes, with his five millions, less than 150 years before. The Greek army was scarcely more inferior to the Persian in number than superior in efficiency. It was composed of veteran troops in the highest possible state of equipment and discipline, and every […]

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