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Modern Historians – The Pan-Hellenic Crusade of Alexander the Great

Modern Historians – The Pan-Hellenic Crusade of Alexander the Great

*Ulrich Wilcken, “Alexander the Great (The Norton Library) ”,   page 89 Alexander undertook as his first duty the liberation of the Greek cities of Asia Minor from the Persian yoke. page 91 Everywhere the liberation from Persian rule was greeted with enthusiasm, and Alexander celebrated as the liberator. page 94 The first point of the Panhellenic program had been quickly achieved: […]

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A brief overview of the Macedonian name issue

A brief overview of the Macedonian name issue

  Miltiades Elia Bolaris July 12, 2009   The Former Yugoslav Republic of Makedonija – FYROM, is the diminutive ex-Yugoslav state that since 1991 has relentlessly and vigorously sought recognition by the international community under its chosen assumed name “Republic of Macedonia”. Greeks have puzzled the world over by steadfastly refusing FYROM´s recognition under this name, basing their refusal on […]

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Makedonika I: The Ancient Macedonian Testimonies (Literary Sources)

Makedonika I: The Ancient Macedonian Testimonies (Literary Sources)

  In this article, we intend to examine the ancient evidence on the way the Ancient Macedonians were defining themselves in reference to their own identity. Concerning their own beliefs about themselves we shall review the available evidence coming from the ancient sources, both Literary and Archaeological. A. The Literary Evidence The first available evidence comes from the Macedonian king Alexander I during his speech to Atheneans. Essentially we […]

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Sun of Vergina – A Greek symbol

Sun of Vergina – A Greek symbol

Το Αστέρι της Βεργίνας – Ένα Πανελλήνιο Σύμβολο   The Sun of Vergina is a symbol that was widely used by Ancient Greeks. It became famous due to the Macedonians who were using it as Symbol of the Argead Dynasty. –The Royal house of Macedon: The typical Sun of Vergina is a 16-pointed Sun. It can also be found in other […]

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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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