Day: May 3, 2017

If Alexander was Greek, why was he famous as Macedonian Alexander?

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Posted in categories: Ancient Greek, History

Because to the Greeks, the people who spoke about him the most, and whose historical accounts influenced the West’s understanding of Alexander the most, saying he was Greek wouldn’t mean anything: they were Greek themselves, after all. But saying he was from Macedon meant a lot to Greeks: Macedon had a marginal presence in Classical […]