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Peter Green


British classical scholar.
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Peter Green
In less than four years he had transformed Macedonia from a backward and primitive kingdom to one of the most powerful states in the Greek world.
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...for the first time he [Philip] began to understand how Macedonia's outdated institutions of feudalism and aristocratic monarchy, so despised by the rest of Greece, might prove a source of strength when dealing with such opponents.
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Aristotle found support for his thesis in facts drawn from geopolitics or ‘natural law’. Greek superiority had to be proved demonstrably innate, a gift of nature. In one celebrated fragment he counsels Alexander to be ‘a hegemon [leader] of Greeks and a despot to the barbarians, to look after the former as after friends and relatives, and to deal with the latter as with beasts or plants’.




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Macedonia as a whole tended to remain in isolation from the rest of Greece...
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