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Old 08-09-2019, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default The History and Antiquities of the Doric Race, Volume 1

Hi guys,
There is an interesting book that I have been reading, via google books. The link is https://books.google.com.au/books?id...page&q&f=false

Some interesting points made:

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"Hence the Macedonian dialect was full of Greek radical words. And that these had not been introduced by the royal family (which was Hellenic by descent or adoption of manners) is evident from the fact, that many signs of the most simple ideas (which no language ever borrows from another) were the same in both, as well as from the circumstance that these words do not appear in their Greek form, but have been modified according to a native dialect. In the Macedonian dialect there occur grammatical forms which are commonly called Aeolic, together with many Arcadian and Thessalian words; and what prehaps is still more decisive, several words, which though not to be found in the Greek, have been preserved in the Latin language."
I found this true to this day my wife speaks Spanish and I am like this is how we say it in Macedonian, and she says the same to me that word is the same in Spanish.
"There does not appear to be any peculiar affinity with the Doric dialect: hence we do not give much credit to the otherwise unsupported assertion of Herodotus, of the Doric and Maceodnian nations.
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The Thracians, who settled in Pieria at the foot of mount Olympus, as being the originators of the worship of Dionysus and the Muses, and the fathers of Grecian poetry; are a nation of the highest importance in the history of civilization.
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In fact there is no doubt that most of the ancient religions of Greece owed their origin to the Pelasgians. The same fundamental conceptions were variously developed in different places; a variety which was caused by the arbitrary negelct of, or adherence to, particaulr parts of the same legend. In many places also we recognise the sameness of character which pervaded the different worships of the above gods. The religions introduced from Phrygia and Thrace and so on.
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The Elimots were, according to Thucydides, one portion of these Macedonians, the Lyncestae another; the full title was " the Macedonians in Lyncus," or "the Macedonian Lyncestae". Of the remaining Macedonian nations in the mountain-districts we only know the name Orestae. The name Macedonia was not therefore, as some have supposed, confined to the royal dynasty of Edessa, but was a national appleation; so much so, that it is even stated that those very kings subduded among other nations, a large portion of the Maceodnians. The tribes of Upper Macedonia were long governed by their own princes; thus Antiochus was king of the Orestae at the beginning of the Peloponnesian war; the Lyncestae were under the rule of Arrhibaues, the son of Bromerus, the great grandfather by the mothers side, of Phillip.

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Although in later times all these separate sovereignties, both of the Temenidae and of other princes; were suppressed, and Upper and Lower Macedonia were equally ruled from the city of Pella; yet the tribes of the highlands still remained to a certain degree distinct. Even at the battle of Arbela, the Elimiots, Lyncestae, Orestae, and Tymphaeans fought in separate bodies, and several persons are denoted in the history of Macedon by the surname of Lyncestes. Perdiccas came from Orestis, Ptolemy from Eordae. Those in the lowlands, on the other hand, were known by the general name of Macedonians.
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We find among the Macedonians more traces of foreign than native religion. Certain deities which the Greeks compared with the Sileni they called Sauadae, as the Illyrians called them Deuadae a native Macedonian god of health was named Darrhon, there was also a god called Deipatyrus among the neighbouring Stymphaeans. The wide extension of the worship of Bacchus. Hercules was called in Macedonia Aretus. Apollo was probably introduced from Pythium, that of Pan, was perhaps derived from the Pelasgians.

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Long before Philip organised his phalanx, the cavalry of Macedon was greatly celebrated, especially that of the highlands, as is shown by the tetradrachms of Alexander the First. Teleutias the Spartan also admired the cavalry of Elimea.

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