Macedonian Truth Forum   

Go Back   Macedonian Truth Forum > Macedonian Truth Forum > Macedonian History

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-17-2018, 02:03 AM   #11
maco2envy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 266
maco2envy is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
With all these natural advantages and an unconquerable army under his command, the man started on his campaign, and seized the city of the Thessalians, as we have said. My father, Alexius Comnenus, made his counter-preparations as if for a battle with the mighty Typho, or the hundred-handed Giant, and girt himself for the fray with an antagonist worthy of his steel, by summoning all his strategic knowledge and courageous spirit. And before he had shaken off the dust of his late contest, or washed the gore from his sword and hands, he marched out, his spirit all aflame, like a grim lion against this long-tusked boar, Basilacius. Soon he reached the river Bardarius (Vardar) (for that is its local name), which comes down from the mountains near Mysia, and after flowing through many intervening districts, and dividing the country round Beroea and Thessalonica into East and West, it empties itself into our so-called South sea.
- Chapter VII, Book I, The Alexiad
maco2envy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2018, 02:24 AM   #12
maco2envy
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 266
maco2envy is on a distinguished road
Default

My theory behind the fact that Byzantine authors classicized most medieval Macedonians as "Mysians" and the region as "Mysia" is because Macedonia is the ancestral homeland of the ancient Phrygians, who inhabited the Mysia region together with Mysians in Anatolia.

In addition,

Quote:
The classical historian Strabo groups Phrygians, Mygdones, Mysians, Bebryces and Bithynians together as peoples that migrated to Anatolia from the Balkans.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygia

and

Quote:
Little is known about the Mysian language. Strabo noted that their language was, in a way, a mixture of the Lydian and Phrygian languages. As such, the Mysian language could be a language of the Anatolian group. However, a passage in Athenaeus suggests that the Mysian language was akin to the barely attested Paeonian language of Paeonia, north of Macedon.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysians
maco2envy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2019, 04:17 PM   #13
Carlin15
Senior Member
 
Carlin15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,217
Carlin15 is on a distinguished road
Default







Carlin15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump