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Ancient Macedonia – Deductions and explanation of the term ‘Barbaroi’ by N.G.L. Hammond

Ancient Macedonia – Deductions and explanation of the term ‘Barbaroi’ by N.G.L. Hammond

Deductions and explanation of the term ‘barbaroi’ The deductions are the following. The Macedonians and the Magnesians lived ‘around Pieria and Olympus’, which I take to be the high ground where there were fine summer pastures. Each spoke its own dialect of Greek. The dialects were related to one another. But both were different from the dialects which developed among […]

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Ancient Literary Evidence : Distinction between Ancient Macedonians and Barbarians

Ancient Literary Evidence : Distinction between Ancient Macedonians and Barbarians

Collection of ancient literary Evidence which prove Ancient Macedonians were dinstict from Barbarians.   [1] During this period he [Alexander] defeated the Maedi who had risen in revolt, captured their city, drove out its barbarous inhabitants, established a colony of Greeks assembled from various regions and named it Alexandroupolis. [Plut. 7.9, page 260) [Here we have undisputed evidence of Macedonia’s Greekness. On […]

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