Posted in News


Capturing Amphipolis Philip turned toward the Aegean Sea and took up the peninsula of Halkidiki. The most powerful city on the peninsula was Olinf. Olinf led a confederation of cities of Halkidiki and stood in the way of ambitious Philip plans. At first, neither Athens, with whom Philip was at war from 357 BC, nor Olinf did not take the threat seriously. Each side had used the Macedonians for their own purposes and did not perceive them as a real force in Greece. Philip spent all easy. He tried to reassure the Athenians, and with Olinfom even an alliance. Taking advantage of the war with the allies of Athens, Phillip quickly became Pydna and Potideyu. On the Thracian coast he founded a new city – Philippi. In the 50 – ies of the 4th century BC Philip was able to capture the gold mines of Pangaea. This allowed him to enter the monetary system, which was built on the simultaneous circulation of gold and silver coins exchanged for firm sets rates. Financial reform in Macedonia promoted the development of trade. A accumulation of large amounts of money played an important role in the subsequent military successes Macedonian army. But the main thing achievement at the time of Philip – it was a military reform. He managed to create the most powerful and modern army at the time, which is tactically superior to any other army of the ancient world. The basis of this army was huge ponderous Macedonian phalanx, which consisted of 16-18 thousand men. In depth, it was up to 24 ranks, and its armament consisted Saris (spear) in length from two to six meters. Small Greek shields have been replaced by large rectangular shields, and helmets protect the head warrior. Light infantry were armed with bows and javelins, heavy cavalry also had in its arsenal, Saris. Considerable attention is paid Philip and development of the navy. In the second half of the 4th century BC Macedonian fleet consisted of 160 triremes. Throughout Macedonia at that time were built forts and roads were laid. Philip developed and Corps of Engineers.

Continue Reading... Macedonia
Posted in News

Aegean Conjunct

The reading of these documents discloses the importance of this form of thought to that they want to understand not only as it was born civic feeling, but still can be the way which the athenians thought its polish, the beddings of this civic feeling. An Imaginary Atenas Here it is here the conjunct fnebre. Above all this age social practical one: the official funerals made by you polish the citizens who had been died in combat, whose mortal remains had been taken to the Atenas to be embedded in the cemetary of polish. It had a division in the cemetary between the common sepultures and the ones that if raised to the citizens died in combats. It is in the course of a funeral of a citizen died on behalf of you polish that an orator takes the word in a special speech for that situation; the conjunct was done there fnebre. Tucdides remembers thus the practical athenian at the moment to introduce celebrates it sharp conjunct fnebre for Pricles, the first one of the series studied for Nicole Loraux, in its book on L? invention of Athnes. This conjunct fnebre is emblematic of the main civic values practised by that society and that it will meet in all the conjuncts fnebres until the end of century IV B.C. This ceremonial date of many years before century V, being the cult to deceased on behalf of collective something well remote in the time. What it marks the Athenian conjunct fnebre and the traditional cult of deceased characterizes it front is necessarily its civic nature that makes with that the orator substitutes the poet of the aristocratic circles of the Archaic Period. These civic traces are verified in polish Athenian in the period of the Medical Wars, decisive period of the history of Atenas where if it affirms the Athenian hegemony on the Aegean world.

Continue Reading... Aegean Conjunct