Who are the Macedonians?

The true identity of the Macedonians has been argued for thousands of years.

Their origins remains a mystery, their history has been claimed by many. Herodotus and Thucydides state that they are of Greek decent, and this web site has taken passages from their books wholesale. The other side of the argument say that they were lying, and that the Macedonians were not Greek at all but their own culture.

In this web site we take the view that the Macedonians were Greek. Being where they were situated in Europe, nomadic people came and went in the territory regularly, bringing their foreign influences with them. But their spread of the Greek world into asia is of paramount importance here, and the clash of worlds between Europe, Asia and Africa can be more clearly defined this way.

If you are interested into going into more detail about the 'for' and 'against' agruments, click here: FOR and AGAINST.

The below map is about the area we suggest where Macedonia covered during ancient times, before their conquests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of the ancient Macedonian Kings:

Kings of Macedon - Argead Dynasty

Perdikkas I

Argaios I

Philip I

Aeropus I

Alketas

Amyntas I
?-497

Alexander I
497-454

Perdikkas II
454-413

Amyntas

Archelaos
413-399

Aeropus II
396-393

Arrhidaios

Orestes
399-396

Amyntas II
393

Ptolemy I
368-365

Argaios II
c.390

Pausanias
c.393

Amyntas III
392-370

Alexander II
370-368

Perdiccas III
365-359

Olympias
ex.316
da. Neoptolemos K.Epeiros

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Philip II (assainated)
359-336

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Philinna of Larissa

Cleopatra
m. Alexander, K.Epeiros

Alexander III the Great
336-323

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Roxane
(murdered).c.311

Philip III Arrhidaios
323-317
m. Eurydike

Alexander IV
323-311 (murdered.)

Kings of Macedon - Antipatrid & Antigonid Dynasties

Antipatros
Regent - d.319

Kassandros
310-297
m. Thessalonike da. Philip II

Philip

Antipatros Etesias
279

Pleistarchos

Eurydike
m. Ptolemy I Soter

Nikaia
m.(1) Perdikkas
m.(2) Lysimachos
Antigonos I Monophthalmos
K. Asia 306-301 (kb.)

Philip IV
297

Antipatros
297-294

Alexander V
297-294

Krateros
kb.321

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Phila

=

Demetrios I Poliorketes
294-287 (deposed)

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Ptolemais
da. Ptolemy I Soter
Pyrrhos of Epeiros288-285
Lysimachos of Thrace285-281
Ptolemy Keraunos281-279
Meleager his brother279
Antipater Etesias279
Sosthenes279-277
Pyrrhos of Epeiros (again)274-272

Krateros

Stratonike
m.(1)Seleukos I
(2) Antiochos I

Antigonos II Gonatas
277-239

Demetrios the Fair
m. Olympias of Larissa

Stratonike
da. Antiochos I

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Demetrios II
239-229

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Phthia/Chryseis

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Antigonos III Doson
227-221

Philip V
221-179

Perseus
179-168 (deposed)

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Laodike
da. Seleukos IV

Demetrios
ex.180

After Perseus's defeat at the Battle of Pydna in 168 BC, Macedon was divided into four republics under Roman domination. In 150 BC, Andriscus claimed to be the son of Perseus, and claimed the throne of Macedon as Philip VI. This led to the Fourth Macedonian War, in which Andriscus was defeated by the Romans, and Macedon annexed to Rome in 148 BC.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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