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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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Plutarch on Alexander bringing Greek civilization to Asia

Plutarch on Alexander bringing Greek civilization to Asia

But if you consider the effects of Alexander’s instruction, you will see that he educated the Hyrcanians to contract marriages, taught the Arachosians to till the soil, and persuaded rhe Sogdians to support their parents, not to kill them, and the Persians to respect their mothers, not to marry them. Most admirable philosophy which induced the Indians to worship Greek […]

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References from Ancient Sources to the Panhellenic character of Alexander’s campaign

References from Ancient Sources to the Panhellenic character of Alexander’s campaign

  [1] Quote: It has been reported to me that it was the rhetorician Isocrates who was responsible for the servitude that the Macedonian imposed on the Persians. For the fame of the speech Panegyricus, which Isocrates delivered to the Greeks, spread to Macedonia, And it was this that first stirred Philip’s animosity towards Asia. When Philip died, the speech […]

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