Upper Macedonia


Upper Macedonia

Upper Macedonia (Greek: Ἄνω Μακεδονία, "Ánō Makedonía") is a geographical and tribal term to describe the regions that became part of the kingdom of Macedon in the early 4th century BC. From that date, its inhabitants were politically equal to Lower Macedonians. Upper Macedonia was divided in the regions of Elimeia, Eordea, Orestis, Lynkestis and Pelagonia.

Hecataeus and Strabo identified these mountain Macedonia kingdoms as of Epirote stock. Two of the most important Hellenistic dynasties originated from Upper Macedonia: Lagids from Eordea and Seleucids from Orestis.

References

*Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography [http://books.google.com/books?id=tJIfAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA236&dq=Orestis+Elimeia+Lyncestis] by William Smith, Mahmoud Saba
*JSTOR:Philip II and Upper Macedonia [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=In+196+B.c.+the+Roman+decemviri+declared+the+people+of+Orestis+independent+because+they+had+adhered+to+the+Roman+cause+in+the+recent+war+against+Philip+V.&btnG=Search] A. B. Bosworth
* [http://history-of-macedonia.com/wordpress/2007/04/05/relations-between-upper-and-lower-macedonia/ Relations between Upper and Lower Macedonia] http://history-of-macedonia.com/wordpress/
*JSTOR: Epigraphes Ano Makedonias [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Epigraphes+Ano+Makedonias+%28Elimeia%2C+Eordaia%2C+Southern+Lynkestis%2C+Orestis%29.+%5BInscriptions+of+Upper+Macedonia%5D.+Volume+1%2C+Catalog+of+Inscriptions&btnG=Search] - [http://epigraphy.packhum.org/inscriptions/book?region=4&subregion=11&area=Orestis&bookid=129 Epigraphical Database]


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