Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thucydides - Quotes

Quote of ancient Hellenic historian and Athenian general Thucydides, about the land of Macedonia and origin of Temenid dynasty:

"The country on the sea coast, now called Macedonia, was first acquired by Alexander, the father of Perdiccas, and his ancestors, originally Temenids from Argos...The whole is now called Macedonia, and at the time of the invasion of Sitalces, Perdiccas, Alexander's son, was the reigning king."

- Thuc. Book II.99.2,6 (The Peloponnesian War)


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