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Philip fulfiled his mentor’s Epaminondas dream to unite Greece

Philip fulfiled his mentor’s Epaminondas dream to unite Greece

Taken from the book of Lewis Vance Cummings “Alexander the Great”  Page 20 Philip had been a boy of thirteen when he was taken as a hostage to Thebes. He had been well treated, and placed in charge of Epaminondas, perhaps the greatest Greek of that day. The Thcban was a man of culture, an orator of the first caliber, a […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Plutarch

Ancient writers about Macedonia – Plutarch

Plutarch “The Age of Alexander” Penguin Classics [1] On his father’s side Alexander was descended from Hercules through Caranus, and on his mother’s from Aeacus through Neoptolemus: so much is accepted by all authorities without question. (Plut. 7.2 page 252) [The fact that Alexander was Greek by both his parents went unquestioned by all authorities] [2] The first was that […]

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Ancient sources about Macedonia as a Greek Land

Ancient sources about Macedonia as a Greek Land

Ancient Sources 1.Quote: Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece“. Strabo, VII, Frg. 9 (Loeb, H.L. Jones) *Strabo, the famous ancient geographer makes it more than clear to everybody that ancient Macedonia, without doubt, IS A PART OF GREECE. 2. Quote: “Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done […]

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Ancient Greeks references to Macedonians as Greeks

Ancient Greeks references to Macedonians as Greeks

ANCIENT GREEKS REFERING TO THE MACEDONIANS AS GREEK: 1. Quote: How highly should we honour the Macedonians, who for the greater part of their lives never cease from fighting with the barbarians for the sake of the security of Greece? For who is not aware that Greece would have constantly stood in the greater danger, had we not been fenced […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Diodorus Siculus

Ancient writers about Macedonia – Diodorus Siculus

[1] The members of the Council then passed a decree admitting Philip and his descendants to the Amphictyonic Council and according him two votes which formerly had been held by the Phocians, now defeated in war. [Diodoros of Sicily 16.60.1] [2] that all the cities of the Phocians were to be razed and the men moved to villages, no one of […]

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