Modern historians about ancient Macedonia – Mogens Herman Hansen

[Mogens Herman Hansen,Polis:An Introduction to the Ancient Greek City-State,Oxford University Press, page 82]


So, the really problematic regions are Epeiros and Macedonia. For these my estimates are definitely much too low, and to reach the total number of Greeks—including Epeirotes and Macedonians, another half a million or rather more have to be added to the result I have obtained.

To conclude, if we include Epeiros and Macedonia, the total population of the Greek world comes to 7.5 million, and that is a minimum figure.
If we change one or more of the variables, we can reach 8 or 9 or perhaps even 10 million.


By Akritas

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