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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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Ancient Greeks references to Macedonians as Greeks

Ancient Greeks references to Macedonians as Greeks

ANCIENT GREEKS REFERING TO THE MACEDONIANS AS GREEK: 1. Quote: How highly should we honour the Macedonians, who for the greater part of their lives never cease from fighting with the barbarians for the sake of the security of Greece? For who is not aware that Greece would have constantly stood in the greater danger, had we not been fenced […]

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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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