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The Argead Dynasty of Macedonia

From the YouTube Channel of  SPARTANsenator7 The House of Temenides of Argos starting from 1200 BC (according to Herodotus) Karanos (his name is related with the foundation of the city of Aiges,the city which has been the capital city of all of all Makedon kings upt to Archelaos and the nekropolis of every king except Alexander the Great and Perseus) Koinos […]

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“History of Macedonia” by Prof. R. Malcolm Errington

“History of Macedonia” by Prof. R. Malcolm Errington

R. Malcolm Errington, ‘A History of Macedonia’ University of California Press, February 1993, pg 3 “That the Macedonians and their kings did in fact speak a dialect of Greek and bore Greek names may be regarded nowadays as certain.” ——————- Page 4 “Ancient allegations that the Macedonians were non-Greeks all had their origin in Athens at the time of the […]

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Ancient Macedonians

Ancient Macedonians

Ancient Macedonians From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    This article is about the people of ancient Greece; for all other uses, see Macedonian (disambiguation).    The expansion of the ancient Macedonians in 4th century BC. The Macedonians (Greek: Μακεδόνες, Makedónes) were an ancient tribe which inhabited the alluvial plain around the rivers Haliacmon and lower Axius, north of Mount Olympus […]

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Argead dynasty

Argead dynasty

Argead dynasty From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Argead dynasty (Greek: οἱ Ἀργεάδαι) was the ancient Greek ruling house of Macedon from about 700 to 310 BC. Their tradition, as described in ancient Greek historiography, traced their origins to Argos, in southern Greece (hence the name Argeads).[1][2] The family’s greatest members were Philip II of Macedon and Alexander III the […]

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Greek Ancestry of Alexander the Great

Greek Ancestry of Alexander the Great

  1. [Diodorus Siculus 17.1.5] “Alexander’s ancestry went back to Heracles on his father’s side, while through his mother he was related to the Aeacids.” 2. [Plutarch, Alexander 2.1-2] “As for Alexander’s family, it is firmly established that he was descended from Heracles through Caranus on his father’s side and from Aeacus through Neoptolemus on his mother’s. The story goes […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Velleius Paterculus

“”In this period, sixty-five years before the founding of Rome, Carthage was established by the Tyrian Elissa, by some authors called Dido. About this time also Caranus, a man of royal race, eleventh in descent from Hercules, set out from Argos and seized the kingship of Macedonia. From him Alexander the Great was descended in the seventeenth generation, and could […]

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