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Modern historians about Macedonia – Others

Quote: One of these was a Macedonian prince, Philip who spent three years, in Thebes while in his teens, absorbing much statecraft and military strategy from Epaminodas. The Macedonians were backward Greeks but their ruling class was eager to absorb greek Culture “Ancient History, Ancient Warriors and Stories of Courage” By Stephen J Bost, page 84 Quote: In 350 BCE […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Robin W Winks

Quote: But regardless of whether the Macedonians were truly Greek or not, the culture that Philip’s son Alexander and his successors spread around the Near East was Hellenic: in its art and architecture, its literature and language, its cults and festivals. “The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600” By Robin W Winks, Susan P Mattern-Parkes, Page […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – A.J.Toynbee

Quote: “Where the Hellenic city-states had failed, the culturally backward GREEK kingdom of Macedon came within an ace of success;…” <A.J.Toynbee,1st Korais Professor of Greek Studies> Quote: “…and King Philip II’s momentous decision to make, not the NATIVE Macedonian variety of North-East GREEK, but Attic, the official language of the kingdom of Macedon which, in the next generation, had generated […]

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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 a […]

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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 king […]

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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 to […]

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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 the […]

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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 Hellenistic […]

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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 down […]

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