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Delphi: Bellybutton of the ancient world

by David Wilson I directed this film in the summer of 2010 for BBC4. Presented by Michael Scott it follows the terrific career of Delphi in the ancient world, as a religious and cultural centre and perhaps the most spectacular political icon in classical history. [vimeo clip_id=”15390406″]

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Finding your way

Finding your way

Cambridge University Fellow, Micheal C. Scott enlightens readers this week with a description of Ancient Greek religious beliefs and mores.   Consultants had to be careful how they interpreted the often unclear answers of the oracle. Delphi became so busy that long queues would form on the certain days of the month on which the priestess could be consulted and, […]

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The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

* E Borza (1990) “In The Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon”  pg. 80.          “There was a PERSISTENT, WELL ATTESTED tradition in antiquity that told of a group of Greeks from Argos-descendants of Temenus, kinsman of Heracles–who came to Macedonia and established their rule over the Makedones, unifying them and providing a royal house.”      pg. 84.   […]

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Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the names Delius and Delus

Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the names Delius and Delus

Miltiades Elia Bolaris June 19, 2009 Balkan Illusion – phantasia archaica: “…it is very interesting to note that many of the authentic ancient Macedonian words, according to their etymology and pronunciation, have a striking resemblance to the appropriate words used in the modern Macedonian language (and other so called “Slav”[sic] languages)”…”Del(us). The verb “dela” (to work) exists in the so […]

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Decrees and letters related to Alexander the Great

Decrees and letters related to Alexander the Great

A collection of Decrees related to Alexander the Great. All the decrees left behind from ancient Macedonians of course are written in Greek. 1-Letter to chian-king alexander 2- 2 letter to chians-king alexander 3- ionia priene-king alexander,334bc 4- delphi-king alexander,324 bc- 5-maked-kalindria-king alexandros.4cth bc 6-letter to chian by king alexander,334 bc 7-delphi-king alexandros,321 bc 8-amorgos-king alexander 9-delphi-alexandros,170 bc 10. maked-samos-king alexandros BY […]

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