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Alexander the Great of ancient Macedonia, the man that spread the ancient Greek civilization, culture and language in entire the known ancient world

BBC Documentary, Michael Wood in the footsteps of Alexander the Great
Ancient Greek History

Alexander addressing at his troops:

«We can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage FOR AS GREEKS we should not be slaves to barbarians»
[Ancient historian, Callisthenes of Olynthus 1.15]

«WE SHALL FIGHT FOR GREECE, and OUR HEARTS WILL ALWAYS BE IN IT»
[Ancient historian, Arrian of Nicomedia, Anabasis Alexandri]

The historians and ancient scripts told about
Alexander Philip Ptolemy Hephaestion the Macedonians
Plato Socrates Pericles Solon Thucydides the Athenians
Leonidas Lycurgus Lysander Menelaus the Spartans
Hercules Plutarch Pindar Pelopidas Epaminondas the Boeotians
Agamemnon Iphigeneia the Mycenaean’s
Achilles Jason Patroclus the Thessalians
Hippocrates Asclepius Odysseus Homer Ajax Theseus Aristotle Pausanias Pythagoras Herodotus Xenophon Democritus Euclid Archimedes and many many others all were from different places of ancient Greece.
All together call their self’s Hellenes(Greeks) but every one of them self-reported in additional with the place of their birth, they had the same ways visuals language ideology idols arts names architectures rituals customs traditions myths heroes civilization culture ideals beliefs and anything defines a nation nowadays
In order to be Athenian or Macedonian or Spartan or etc. you have the previous characteristics (you are Greek)

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