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Konstantinos Paparrigopoulos about the Ancient Macedonian Origins

Konstantinos Paparrigopoulos about the Ancient Macedonian Origins

Greek intellectuals […] did not consider the Ancient Macedonians to be a Hellenic nation. Paparrigopoulos, for example, one of the first Modern Greek historians, in his book “General History” published in 1848 wrote: “Macedonian nation fulfilled, in the frame of the general world history, one completely different mission than the one of the Hellenic nation.” The terms “ethnos” (plural: ethne), […]

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Zeus’s Athletes: Sports in antiquity

Mendrisio Museum of Art, Canton Ticino, Switzerland September 12, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Mendrisio Museum of Art presents a large exhibition dedicated to the art of the  classical antiquity. Organized on the occasion of the World Cycling-Road Race Championship in Mendrisio, the theme of the exhibition is the figure of the athlete. Through 150 objects – from sculpture to […]

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Pakistan Coins

Pakistan Coins Coins first appeared in the late Eighth Century B.C. in the Lydia district in Asia Minor. Their appearance was undoubtedly a major economic revolution. In addition,they have proved to be a valuable source of history by furnishing clues to cultural,economic, and political conditions of the time. In the case of ancient Pakistan, the importance of coins as a […]

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Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the name Heracles Arotos

Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the name Heracles Arotos

By Miltiades Elia Bolaris   Balkan Illusion – phantasia archaica: “…it is very interesting to note that many of the authentic ancient Macedonian words, according to their etymology and pronunciation, have a striking resemblance to the appropriate words used in the modern Macedonian language (and other so called “Slav”[sic] languages).” “A very good example is the word “Arotos” which ancient […]

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Argead dynasty

Argead dynasty

Argead dynasty From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Argead dynasty (Greek: οἱ Ἀργεάδαι) was the ancient Greek ruling house of Macedon from about 700 to 310 BC. Their tradition, as described in ancient Greek historiography, traced their origins to Argos, in southern Greece (hence the name Argeads).[1][2] The family’s greatest members were Philip II of Macedon and Alexander III the […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Velleius Paterculus

“”In this period, sixty-five years before the founding of Rome, Carthage was established by the Tyrian Elissa, by some authors called Dido. About this time also Caranus, a man of royal race, eleventh in descent from Hercules, set out from Argos and seized the kingship of Macedonia. From him Alexander the Great was descended in the seventeenth generation, and could […]

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