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Published in Greece - Social interactions and entertainment - 01 Jul 2016 07:54 - 20

 Macedonians (Greek: Μακεδόνες, Makedónes) were an ancient tribe that lived on the alluvial plain around the rivers Haliacmon and lower Axios in the northeastern part of the Greek peninsula. Essentially an ancient Greek people, they gradually expanded from their homeland along the Haliacmon valley on the northern edge of the Greek World, absorbing or driving out neighbouring tribes, primarily Thracian and Illyrian.
Although composed of various clans, the Kingdom of Macedon established around the 8th century BC is mostly associated with the Argead Dynasty, and the tribe named after it. Traditionally ruled by independent families, the Macedonians seem to have accepted Argead rule by the time of King Alexander I (r. 498–454 BC). Under King Phillip II. (r. 359–336 BC), they are credited with numerous military innovations, which enlarged their territory and increased their control over other areas, leading to the exploits of Alexander the Great, the establishment of several realms from the Diadochi, and the inauguration of the Hellenistic Civilization.

Philip II of Macedon (Greek: Φίλιππος Β΄ ὁ Μακεδών, Phílippos II ho Makedṓn; 382–336 BC) was the king (Basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination in 336 BC. He was a member of the Agread Dynasty, the third son of King Amyn, and Amyntas III father of Alexander the Great and Phillip III.


Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek:Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas ), was a King ) of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedon  and a member of the Agread Dynasty. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Phillip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history s most successful military commanders.




Comments (20)

true ... o7
need to remember some RL?
how can alexander be unifier of hellada when he wiped the floor with 100k hellens ?
Today Makedonia has nothing to do with Ancient Macedon. Sorry my slavic brothers, but if you are ashamed of who you are, your problem. Im slav, Serb, and im proud of my history..
Today macedonia? the greek one
Aleksandar unied hellenic tribes by killing and raping them! Hellenes celebrating Aleksandar of Macedon is like jews to celebrate Hitler!
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... why alexander the great when he returned from the Persia with his other greek brothers, he sent a shield at Athens that was saying United Greeks, without lacedamons Because Sparta(Lacedeamons) didnt go to the expedition.
The celebration of Alexander III Macedonian by Greeks would be the same when Jews would celebrate Hitler
The celebration of Alexander III The Greek emperor of Macedonia by FYRoM would be the same when Armenians would celebrate Ottoman Empire!
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The fact that Greece owns 70% of geographical Macedonia does not mean that we have the exclusivity of the name. Apart from Aegean Macedonia who belong to us, there is Macedonia of Vardar and Pirin Macedonia. Simply geography lessons Smile The problem with FYROM is that although having just a small part of Macedonia which doesn t cover the whole country, they want to call the whole country with this name. It is just a matter of logic when the part wants to become whole.
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totaly agree! ( comment that you agree, he is ret@rded dont hurt his feelings have mercy )
And dont delete my comments again, nobody should be ashamed of being ret@rded. Petros, Aleksander is proud of you!
Bravo Petros !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Αμα δε βαριεστε εσεις να σπατε τα π@@ σας συνεχως με τους Σκοπιανους, εμενα δε μου πεφτει λογος. Σα θελει η νυφη κι ο γαμπρος...