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Old 08-26-2019, 07:47 AM   #1
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I'm looking for more info on these two, particularly on Gordias (of Gordian knot fame) who was the father of the famed King Midas and was said to be a poor farmer from Macedonia, and Midas is said to have had a garden in Macedonia, anyone have more detail on this?
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:13 AM   #2
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Hey Rogi, interesting topic. I’ve never really looked into it but this prompted me to do so. Have you seen this article: Alexander, Midas, and the Oracle at Gordium by Ernest A. Fredricksmeyer

https://www.jstor.org/stable/265752?...n_tab_contents

A ‘Macedonian tradition’ of the Brygian/Phrygian king that was forced out of Macedonia and into Asia Minor. It makes one further question what constituted Macedonia as a nation in those times. These people - Brygians, Paeonians, Thracians, Macedonians (and others) - were most probably kin.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:33 AM   #3
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Another useful paper to read: Midas and the Gordian Knot by Lynn E. Roller

https://www.jstor.org/stable/2501081...n_tab_contents
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Thanks sydney, that's a helpful paper.

Following all that, the suggestion or implication is that the Phrygians were originally from Macedonia and migrated to what would later be known as Phrygia.
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