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Alexander the Great and his Greek Origins

Alexander the Great and his Greek Origins

Alexander the Great Alexander III of Macedon, was born in 356 BC in Pella, capital of the Macedonian kingdom, an ancient Greek state. 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 […]

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The Birth of a Clone State Part II

The Birth of a Clone State Part II

The Birth of a Clone State   Part II By Georgios Gialtouridis     The term clone is derived from κλών (klon), the Greek word for twig or branch, referring to the process whereby a new plant can be created from a twig. According to Herodotus’ The Histories, during the 8th century B.C. the Argeads (Αργεάδαι) migrated north from the […]

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Relations between Upper and Lower Macedonia

Relations between Upper and Lower Macedonia

This essay wants to bring in light the complicated if not at certain times adverse relations between the kingdom of ancient Macedon and the kingdoms of Upper Macedonia. Contrary to popular belief there was almost always a rivalry between Mountain kingdoms and the Macedonia state, resembling the one of the greek city-states, since as always happening in the greek world, […]

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