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    Posted: 17-Jul-2005 at 19:54
Originally posted by Aeolus

me?? quoting myself??? are you sure??

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  Quote GENERAL PARMENION Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jul-2005 at 05:33
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Well , Philip II of Macedon , father of Alexander and the one who united the Greeks in the Pan-Hellenic war against Persia was , i think , an example of a King who was both a Great General and a Great Politician.

r u blind? the guy said greek warrior not macedonian!!??

btw, my vote goes to Achilles

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  Quote Menippos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jul-2005 at 05:38
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  Quote Harry Potter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19-Jul-2005 at 20:47

Originally posted by Menippos

Only in the life after...

only if we r greeks in the other life

Macedonian swear in 1903 wars: With the blood we shed all over Macedonian fields and forests, we serve freedom, as the Macedonian army of Alexander of Macedon did, with our slogan Freedom or Death!
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  Quote Morgoth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jul-2005 at 03:09

only if we r greeks in the other life

Not true, you need not be Greek to learn history, and to realise that the Ancient Macedonians were Greek. However, you do need to not be a propagandist and falsifier of history. That is obviously beyond you and others like you who espouse your beliefs.



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  Quote Menippos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-Jul-2005 at 05:56
Momentary slip, but I couldn't resist the temptation.

My fav Greek warrior is the unknown Greek warrior of any time, who gave his life to protect his country, regardless of politics or religion, in winter or summer, in mountains, plains or sea, tired, starved, weathered, sleepless, desparate, isolated, more than often outnumbered, despising himself for having to take the lives of others, but nonetheless persistent and unyielding.
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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22-Sep-2005 at 23:37
xenophon is def a good answer but im going to have to go with agesilaos
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  Quote Arvedui Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Sep-2005 at 13:29

  Leonidas is a great warrior and commander go tell the Spartans

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Fighter, Clever, Lover  the  perfect  Warrior

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Cleon, winner in Mytilene and Sphacteria ,also killed Brasidas  ilene
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Originally posted by Johnny Darko

Cleon, winner in Mytilene and Sphacteria ,also killed Brasidas  ilene

Johnny Darko, you are the first person i ever meet to have Cleon as his favourite greek.

However, the suppression of Mytilene's defection is counted on general Pahes account, and Sphacteria on my fave pet, Demosthenes.

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  Quote Johnny Darko Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Sep-2005 at 02:46

 

"Sphacteria"

Good morning

But the final victory was obtained by Cleon, in 21 days as he promised

 

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Epaminodas, hands down. He finally brought Greece out of the hoplite age and paved the way for Philip II's sarissa.

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  Quote Guests Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2005 at 04:45

Who is your favourite Greek warrior?

He must be Greek--> his ancestors were Argive exiles to Makedonia

Some people on this post mentioned that certain warrior's could have beaten him in hand-to-hand combat. Perhaps. He was no giant physically. However, he had the constitutional of a lion. He fought in every battle, often endangering his life. A king leading from the front! How often does that happen (Spartans excepted)?

I once read the definition of a hero. It said he was:

 - 'one whom had a desire to validate the esteem in which he is held by people'

- 'a craving to gain for himself some form of glory which will outlive him'

He lifted Makedonia from a Greek backwater to world-wide attention.

He raised again the honour and respect  of the Greek people, so that they became again the men of Thermopylae and Plataea.

He removed forever the Greek enemy and invader - the Persians. By not just defeating their armies, but razing their capital. And then he became their King.

He conquered the Persians and their allies, the numerous Scythians tribes, and the innumerable Indian tribes, against overwhelming odds, thousands of miles from home.  

He is remembered in the Islamic world as no other foreigner has ever been - as a semi-religious divine warrior (except Iran, for obvious reasons).

He is remembered by Arabs as a mighty king. He is remembered by Indians as a gracious king and fondly regarded by Afghanis and Pakistanis as a hero.

There is no question in my mind. There will only ever be one Greek warrior above all. That legendary descendant of Herakles and Achilaos.

Alexander the Great.

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  Quote dorian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Oct-2005 at 06:27
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Menander I. Built the Indo-Greek empire that possibly was responsible for spreading Buddhism into China and Japan. Conquered North India, Pakistan, and Bactria to form the syncretism between Hellenic, Buddhist, and Hindu art, religion, and culture (as well as having a much wider system of tribute-states in central and southern India).

In his time people reckoned him as a greater conqueror than Alexander.
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