In the Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon

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Princeton University Press, 1992 - History - 347 pages
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In tracing the emergence of the Macedonian kingdom from its origins as a Balkan backwater to a major European and Asian power, Eugene Borza offers to specialists and lay readers alike a revealing account of a relatively unexplored segment of ancient history. He draws from recent archaeological discoveries and an enhanced understanding of historical geography to form a narrative that provides a material-culture setting for political events. Examining the dynamics of Macedonian relations with the Greek city-states, he suggests that the Macedonians, although they gradually incorporated aspects of Greek culture into their own society, maintained a distinct ethnicity as a Balkan people. "Borza has taken the trouble to know Macedonia: the land, its prehistory, its position in the Balkans, and its turbulent modern history. All contribute...to our understanding of the emergence of Macedon.... Borza has employed two of the historian's most valuable tools, autopsy and common sense, to produce a well-balanced introduction to the state that altered the course of Greek and Near Eastern history."--Waldemar Heckel, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

  

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Thanks to prof. E. Borza
Somebody finaly to explain to Greeks, that there is a huge diference between Ancient Macedonians and Ancient Hellenic people and today Greeks.
Respect from today Macedonian
Republic of Macedonia

Contents

The Land of Macedonia
23
Prehistoric Macedonia
58
Who Were the Macedonians?
77
Alexander I
98
Perdiccas II
132
Archelaus
161
8
177
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183
The Greatest of the Kings in Europe
198
Political Institutions in the Age of Philip and Alexander
231
Material Culture in the Age of Philip and Alexander
253
The Emergence of Macedon
277
Some Bibliographical Notes
283
Some Diverse Endnotes
292
Addenda to the Paperback Edition
301
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About the author (1992)

Borza is Professor Emeritus of Ancient History at The Pennsylvania State University.

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