A Companion to Ancient Macedonia
Joseph Roisman, Ian Worthington
John Wiley & Sons, Jul 7, 2011 - History - 696 pages
The most comprehensive and up-to-date work available on ancient Macedonian history and material culture, A Companion to Ancient Macedonia is an invaluable reference for students and scholars alike.
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The relationship between 'the Illyrians and Macedonians' is a total mess up? Who were these Illyrians? Philip defeats Bardylis, then the Dardani, followed by Grabus and last Pleurias. The Taulanti are never mentioned and no modern historian ask why. Then after all these wars and conquests, what does Philip next? He builds all the fortresses we see today in "Illyria" and is eventually proclaimed 'master and ruler of all Illyria'. Not a single fortified town was build in modern Greek Macedonia. The implication here is that these 'Illyrians' were the Macedonians we know as the world conquerors, that is the 'southern Illyrians' who dwelt in present day Albanian, who were related to the 'Illyri proprie dicti' of the north.