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The main entire and up to date paintings on hand on historic Macedonian historical past and fabric tradition, A significant other to old Macedonia is a useful reference for college students and students alike. beneficial properties new, specifically commissioned essays via  top and up-and-coming students within the fieldExamines the political, army, social, financial, and cultural historical past of historic Macedonia from the Archaic interval to the tip of Roman interval and beyondDiscusses the significance of paintings, archaeology and architectureAll historical assets are translated in EnglishEach bankruptcy comprises bibliographical essays for extra examining

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N. Borza, ‘Greeks and Macedonians in the Age of Alexander. W. M. , in Honor of E. Badian (Norman 1996), pp. 122–31. L. Adams, ‘Historical Perceptions of Greco-Macedonian Ethnicity in the Hellenistic Age’, Balkan Studies 37 (1996), pp. 205–22 and by J. Hall, ‘Contested Ethnicities: Perceptions of Macedonia within Evolving Definitions of Greek Identity’, in I. ), Ancient Perceptions of Greek Ethnicity (Cambridge 2001), pp. 159–86. C. What cannot be denied, however, is that the cultural commodification of Hellenic identity that emerged in the fourth century might have remained a provincial artifact, confined to the Balkan peninsula, had it not been for the Macedonians’ (p.

R. Asirvatham, ‘Perspectives on the Macedonians from Greece, Rome, and Beyond’ (chapter 6) and S. Sprawski, ‘The Early Temenid Kings to Alexander I’ (chapter 7). A Companion to Ancient Macedonia Edited by Joseph Roisman and Ian Worthington © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. indd 3 9/10/2010 7:53:40 PM 4 Edward M. Anson new Hellenistic Age left his homeland behind in many ways. While Alexander had apparently brought Macedonia to a world stage with his conquest of the Persian Empire, the greatest empire that the West had yet seen, Macedonia benefitted little.

J. 32 As discussed by L. Danforth in ‘Ancient Macedonia, Alexander the Great, and the Star or Sun of Vergina: National Symbols and the Conflict between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia’ (chapter 27), the land historically called Macedonia became a contentious issue in the wake of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and this has been amplified in the last two decades of the twentieth century with the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Out of this dissolution there emerged among a number of new political entities a new state, located across the border from the current Greek Region of Macedonia, and claiming at least a share of the legacy of ancient Macedonia, including the name ‘Macedonia’, the person of Alexander the Great, and the ‘Star of Vergina’, emblematic of Alexander’s dynasty, as a national symbol.

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