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Ancient Macedonian Ethnicity – The Stele of Kytenians

Photo: Mathieu Rocheleau, Canadian episkopic mission of Xanthos-Letoon in Lycia, modern Turkey The “Stele” of the Kytenians was discovered at Xanthos, in which the latter the latter appeal to the Xanthians for help in restoring the walls of their city. In the Stele we find references to the Heracleid origins of the Kings Ptolemy and Antiochus. J. Bousquet (1988: 14-16, […]

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The Use of phrases ‘ουχ Ομόφυλου γένους’ and “Αλλόφυλον γένος” in ancient sources

The Use of phrases ‘ουχ Ομόφυλου γένους’ and “Αλλόφυλον γένος” in ancient sources

One of the usual arguments being raised by the few supporters of the alleged non-Greekness of ancient Macedonians mention references by Isocrates in his letter to Philip II of Macedon. Specifically the usage by Isocrates of the phrases “Αλλόφυλον το Γένος”, “Ουχ Ομοφύλου γένους”. We are going to examine the validity of this argument and whether it constitutes an indication of non-greekness of Macedonia. […]

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