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Modern historians about Macedonia – M. Cary

  Quote: “The future relations between the two peoples had been irrevocably fixed by Alexander’s Anabasis, which destined them to work together in close co-operation as joint rulers of the East, and EVENTUALLY TO BE BLENDED INTO ONE NATION.“ M. Cary, A History of the Greek World from 323-146 B.C. page 10 Quote: In 197 he re-entered Thessaly and forced […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Thomas R Martin

  Quote: “Macedonians had their own language related to Greek, but the members that dominated Macedonian society routinely learned to speak Greek BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT OF THEMSELVES AND INDEED ALL MACEDONIANS as Greek by blood.” Thomas R Martin: Ancient Greece From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times: pg 1

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Bernard Randall

  Alexander the Great: Macedonia King and Conqueror” by Bernard Randall Quote: yet in the thirteen years of his reign as king Alexander III of Macedon, he went from ruler of the leading state in Greece to conqueror of the biggest empire the world had ever seen. Page 7 Quote: he believed himself to be the son of Zeus, the […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – John Maxwell O’Brien

  Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy by John Maxwell O’Brien Quote: It was Alexanders turn on stage in the oscillating drama of conflict between Greeks and Asians. Page 60 Quote: During the crossing the king [Alexander] sacrificed a bull to Poseidon and like Xerxes poured a libation from a golden cup Page 60 Quote: he erected altars and sacrificed […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Charles Edson

  Charles Edson ‘Ancient Macedonian Studies in honor of Charles F. Edson’ “After the end of the Bronze Age another migration of peoples entered the Greek peninsula. These peoples, whom modern scholars call ‘West Greeks’ and of whom the most important single element was the Dorians, came from the rugged Pindos mountains of northwest of the Greek peninsula proper. But […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Ernst Badian

  * Ernst Badian (1982) “Studies in the history of art Vol 10: Macedonia and Greece in Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Times” “We have now become accustomed to regarding MACEDONIANS as northern GREEKS’ and, in extreme cases, to hearing Alexander’s conquests described as in essence GREEK CONQUESTS. The former CERTAINLY became TRUE, in Greek consciousness in the course of the […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Ulrich Wilcken

  “Alexander the Great (The Norton Library) ” by Ulrich Wilcken Quote: alexander represents the whole course of Greek life, for he has as much as Achilles as of Epaminondas; page 2 Quote: but the development of greek civilisation into a civilisation which was world-wide. It is in this way that his influence has affected the history of mankind ever […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – N.G.L Hammond

  Quote: The strand in his[Alexander] personality which needs to be emphasised in his religious faith. Since childhood he had worshipped Heracles Patrous, the son of Zeus and a mortal woman and through his mother he was descended from Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and a mortal Peleus. In his mother’s veins there was also the blood of a […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Richard Stoneman

  Quote: The world he [Alexander] left behind him, split as it quickly was between several successor-kings, retained the Greek language as its medium of communication and Greek culture as its frame of reference. “Alexander the Great” By Richard Stoneman, page 1 Quote: When, as a young, ambitious and romantic youth with a genius for military strategy and tactics, he […]

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Is Alexander the Great Greek?

Is Alexander the Great Greek?

  Alexander the Great Alexander III was born in 356 BC in Pella, capital at the time being of the Macedonian kingdom. He was son of the Macedonian king Philip II and Olympias, princess of Molossians in Epirus. The Macedonian Royal House The Macedonian royal house was called “Argeads” or “Temenidae“. According to the tradition, the founder of the royal […]

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