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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Arrian

Ancient writers about Macedonia – Arrian

ARRIAN - THE CAMPAIGNS OF ALEXANDER Penguin Classics, Translated by Aubrey De Selincourt [1] At Athens too there was a certain amount of trouble; but resistance collapsed the moment Alexander approached and he was granted even greater honours than his father Philip before him. Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander Book 1, page 42 [2] They then presented themselves in the […]

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Flavius Claudius Julianus considered Alexander Greek

The emperor Flavius Claudius Julianus, known also as Julian or Julian the Apostate was a very wise and educated person who left behind many writings. In his work “The Caesars” the emperor wrote this short comic sketch on the occasion of the Saturnalia in December 361 A.D. It describes a contest between the Roman emperors, with Alexander the Great called in […]

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