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Ma·ce·don

 (măs′ĭ-dən, -dŏn′) also Ma·ce·do·nia (măs′ĭ-dō′nē-ə, -dōn′yə)
An ancient kingdom of northern Greece originally occupying territory north of Thessaly and northwest of the Aegean Sea. It was the center of a powerful empire under Philip II and his son Alexander the Great and contributed significantly to the spread of Hellenistic civilization. It became the first Roman province in 146 bc.
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Macedon

(ˈmæsɪˌdɒn) or

Macedonia

n
1. (Historical Terms) a region of the S Balkans, now divided among Greece, Bulgaria, and Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). As a kingdom in the ancient world it achieved prominence under Philip II (359–336 bc) and his son Alexander the Great
2. (Placename) a region of the S Balkans, now divided among Greece, Bulgaria, and Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). As a kingdom in the ancient world it achieved prominence under Philip II (359–336 bc) and his son Alexander the Great
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Noun1.Macedon - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and BulgariaMacedon - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
Battle of Pydna, Pydna - a major victory by the Romans over the Macedonians in 168 BC; resulted in the downfall of the ancient Macedonian kingdom
Balkan Peninsula, Balkans - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Macedonian - a native or inhabitant of Macedon
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However, in terms of cultural heritage, "the question is obviously not for international lawyers to solve -archaeologists, historians and anthropologists are much better placed to reach some conclusions." (10) Ancient Macedonia cannot be considered the exclusive property of Greece.
Since the ancient Macedonians were Greeks, and since the modern Greeks are the descendants of the ancients, 'it follows that the name and the territory of ancient Macedonia are 'legitimately' Greek and any claim to the contrary impugns Greek identity (by claiming that the ancient or modern Macedonians were or are not Greek) and therefore impugns the integrity of the Greek nation' (Roudometof 1996:284).
Further, Professor Tim Howe (history) taught four DUR students in a course on ancient Macedonia in the summer of 2011.
It is located in far northern Greece, part of ancient Macedonia, the home of Alexander the Great.
DOMANY, MANDOY and MAYDON are communities in Belarus, Spain and Australia respectively [Geo], and AMYDON was the Homeric capital of the Paeonians in ancient Macedonia. [Wiki] Archbishop of New Orleans, Gregory AYMOND and American food critic DAYMON Patterson are listed on Wikipedia.
Archaeologists also believe that an Amphipolis lion statue, a symbol of ancient Macedonia, was placed on top of the mound but time and perhaps unfriendly hands have destroyed it.
He also meets Damon, an evil spirit from ancient Macedonia, who intends to use Cooper's best friend, Marshall Seaver, to gain access to a magic poleax that restores life.

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