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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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Modern historians about Macedonia – Eugene Borza

Quote: During medieval and modem times, Macedonia was known as a Balkan region inhabited by ethnic Greeks, Albanians, Vlachs, Serbs, Bulgarians, Jews, and Turks. Quote: The emergence of a Macedonian nationality is an offshoot of the joint Macedonian and Bulgarian struggle against Hellenization. With the establishment of an independent Bulgarian state and church in the 1870s, however, the conflict took […]

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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 embarked […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Jonathan M. Hall

Quote: “That the origin of this new population should be the supposed Dorian of northwest Greece seemed to be confirmed by the early appearance of cist graves at Kalbaki in Epeiros, Kozani, Vergina and Khaukhitsa in Makedonia.“ Jonathan M. Hall, “Ethnic identity in Greek antiquity” Quote: “The Dorians have also, however, been credited with the introduction of ‘Protogeometric’ pottery, popular […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – A. R. Burn

Quote: Otherwise Philip was far from uncivilised. Macedonian kings were PROUD OF THEIR GREEK BLOOD, and it was only JAUNDICED opponents like Demosthenes the Athenian who ventured to call them “barbarians.” They claimed descent from Hêrakles through the Dorian Kings of Argos, and they learned the tales of Troy and of Odysseus, and the songs of the Greek lyric poets, […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Peter Green

Peter Green “Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography” ==*” ”’The men of Lower Macedonia worshipped Greek gods; the royal family claimed descent from Heracles.”’ But the highlanders were much addicted to Thracian deities, Sabazius, the Clodones and Mimallones, whose wild orgiastic cult-practices closely resembled those portrayed by Euripides in the Bacchae. “ *”The sovereigns of Lower Macedonia were […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Kenneth Meyer Setton

Quote: and in his own name and that of the people of Thessalonica he offered the city to the Venetian signoria, asking only that it should be governed “according to its usages and statutes”; that the orthodox metropolitan of Thessalonica be confirmed in his ecclesiastical charge; that the greek inhabitants should retain their local rights of jurisdiction.. “The Papacy and […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Agnes Savill

Quote: Looking round [Isocrates], in vain, for a strong Greek leader, he believed that the suitable man was Philip, king of Macedonia, who combined the high qualities of both warrior and statesman “Alexander the Great and His Time” By Agnes Savill, Page 4 Quote: With Philip as Head, the Greek cities became united under a treaty known as the League […]

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