Medism


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Medism

a word or expression that comes from the language of the Medes.
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an attitude of sympathy towards the Medes (Persians), held by some Greeks in the 6th and 5th centuries B.C.
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D, (1936) "The Medism of Thessaly", The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 53, 12-24.
1936) "The Medism of Thessaly," The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 53, 12-24.
The laudatory insistence on Aegina makes sense in the context of the city's continuous hostilities with Athens, (9) which would ultimately drive the latter to accuse the former of Medism, of conspiring with the Persians against the Greek interests.
17-18); the chronology of the ostracism and condemnation in absentia for medism of Themistocles (pp.
When the city fell, the Council of the Greek League took into account both acts of Medism, and decided to raze the city to the ground (Arr.
He consummated these reforms, although a share of responsibility for them belonged to Themistokles, who was one of the Areopagites, but was on the point of being brought to trial for Medism.