A Companion to Ancient Macedonia (Blackwell Companions to by Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington

By Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington

The main complete and updated paintings to be had on old Macedonian historical past and fabric tradition, A better half to historic Macedonia is a useful reference for college students and students alike. beneficial properties new, especially commissioned essays by way of  best and up-and-coming students within the fieldExamines the political, army, social, financial, and cultural historical past of historical Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyondDiscusses the significance of artwork, archaeology and architectureAll historic assets are translated in EnglishEach bankruptcy contains bibliographical essays for extra studying

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The first five centuries of this history, down to the reorganization of Roman provinces in the late third century AD, is covered in J. S. Snively, in ‘Macedonia in Late Antiquity’ (chapter 26). The province to the late third century included the lands of the previous independent Macedonia kingdom and also those of neighboring peoples. During the reign of Emperor Diocletian the Roman province of Macedonia was divided into several smaller components and even the core of Macedonia was partially dismembered.

When the Macedonian king Alexander I attempted to participate in the Olympic Games, the Greeks who were to run against him said that the contest was for Greeks and not for foreigners. Alexander convinced the Hellenodikai, the officials in charge, that he was descended from an Argive, and so was judged to be a Greek and competed in the foot race (Hdt. 22). Apparently as a Macedonian he would have been barred. 51 However, this perceived distinction was not the dichotomy between Greeks and ‘barbarians’.

A History of Ancient Greek: From the Beginnings to Late Antiquity (Cambridge 2007), p. 436. As K. Dahmen in ‘The Numismatic Evidence’ (chapter 3) notes, the legends on all currently discovered Macedonian coins are in Greek. The evidence suggests that the language spoken by most Macedonians was a dialect of Greek and had been for centuries: E. Voutiras, ‘Revue des études grecques: À propos d’une tablette de malédiction de Pella’, REG 109 (1996), pp. 678–82; O. Masson, ‘Macedonian Language’, 9/10/2010 7:53:41 PM 18 Edward M.

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