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Macedonia, Macedones
(7,662 words)

(Μακεδονία/Makedonía, Μακεδόνες/Makedónes, Lat. Macedonia, Macedones).

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I. Geography, economy, ethnogenesis

The core territory of the ancient Macedonian state was in the plains immediately to the east and north of the Olympus mountain range. Beginning with the 7th cent. BC, the Macedones conquered from their capital Aegae [1] step by step Pieria (south of the lower Haliacmon), Botti…

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Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn), Duridanov, Ludmil (Freiburg), Jung, Reinhard (Berlin) and von Mangoldt, Hans (Tübingen), “Macedonia, Macedones”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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