The Greco-Bactrians and the Indo-Greeks
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Much better written than the first article I read, and very interesting .... Alexander cast long, deep shadow, and I have no doubt that includes what this article states ... that part of Alexander's army lives on in the pale eyes of Afghani's, Tajikistani's and Uzbek's, as well as parts of their national costumes. For all we know, their national cuisine and a few words in their languages as well ....
Very interesting, but it desperately needs a bibliography so that those of us whose background in non-Western history is extremely skimpy can find books to fill in that history.
Very interesting article. I appreciate that it is digestible for those of us without a background in ancient history and the classics. Good work
Very interesting article but should we assume that Alexander was purely motivated by revenge? Perhaps this was just the official policy, undoubtedly an advantageous one in getting disgruntled Greeks on board for the campaign against Persia, while personal glory and fame were really at the heart of Alexander's motivations.
The Greeks already had a strong presence in Bactria by the time Alexander arrived.
Alexander was a self professed reincarnation of Achilles & Heracles.
Heracles traveled to Bactria, it is unreasonable to assume dedicated Greeks did not follow in the 1,000 years in between Heracles & Alexander
Alexander even named his first born son Heracles.
They even traveled further, the terracotta army has greek fingerprints all over it, but this may have been after Alexander .
Boeotia immigrants founded the capital city.
Or was it the other way around ?
very shallow article.
Got to stop writing the MACEDONIA GREEKS, The MACEDONIANS were NOT GREEK. False information.
Closes the Macedonians got to be Greek was when they got near them next to them to murder them & conquer them. The MACEDONIANS were Greek murderer's nothing more nothing less