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
Kings of Macedon - Antipatrid & Antigonid Dynasties
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.