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Polybius on the Ethnicity of Ancient Macedonians

Polybius on the Ethnicity of Ancient Macedonians

Polybius (ca. 203–120 BC) was a Greek historian of the Hellenistic Period noted for his book called ‘The Histories’ covering in detail the period of 220–146 BC. [1](Philip V of Macedon speaking) For on many occasions when I and the other Greeks sent embassies to you begging you to remove from your statutes the law empowering you to get booty […]

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Makedonika: “Macedonia and the Rest of Greece” in the ancient Literary & Epigraphical sources

Makedonika: “Macedonia and the Rest of Greece” in the ancient Literary & Epigraphical sources

“Macedonia and the Rest of Greece” in the ancient Literary & Epigraphical sources Arrian II.14.4: “Macedonia and the rest of Greece” (..Είς Μακεδονίαν και είς την άλλην Ελλάδα) Polybius 7.9.3: “Macedonia and the rest of Greece” (..Μακεδονίαν και τήν άλλην Ελλάδα) Strabo, 7.9: “Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece[..]without taking her [Macedonia] from the rest of Greece” (..έστι μεν ουν Ελλάς […]

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Risto Stefov and the falsification of Ancient Macedonian History Part III

Risto Stefov and the falsification of Ancient Macedonian History Part III

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council November 18, 2008 The common definition of “taking text out of context” is to remove a passage from its surrounding matter in such a way as to distort its true meaning. In other words, a shorter extract or phrase is used purposedly in an attempt to represent the views of the person being quoted inaccurately. The […]

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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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Greek Ancestry of Alexander the Great

Greek Ancestry of Alexander the Great

1. [Diodorus Siculus 17.1.5] “Alexander’s ancestry went back to Heracles on his father’s side, while through his mother he was related to the Aeacids.” 2. [Plutarch, Alexander 2.1-2] “As for Alexander’s family, it is firmly established that he was descended from Heracles through Caranus on his father’s side and from Aeacus through Neoptolemus on his mother’s. The story goes […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Polybius

Ancient writers about Macedonia - Polybius

Polybius “Let it, however, be granted that what I have now said may in the eyes of severe critics be regarded as beside the subject. I will now return to the main point at issue, as they state it. It was this: ‘If the circumstances are the same now as at the time when you made alliance with the Aetolians, […]

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