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How did the ancient Persians call the Macedonians

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    Posted: 18-Jun-2005 at 07:47

The Macedonians wore a distinctive hat, the kausia () (Polybius IV 4,5; Eustathius 1398; Arrian, Anabasis of Alexander, VII 22; cf. Sturz, Macedonian Dialect, 41) from the Greek word for heat that separated them from the rest of the Greeks.  That is why the Persians called them yauna takabara, which meant Greeks wearing the hat.   The Macedonian hat was very distinctive from the hats of the other Greeks, but the Persians did not distinguished the Macedonians, because the Macedonian speech was also Greek (Hammond, The Macedonian State p. 13 cf. J.M. Balcer, Historia, 37 [1988] 7). 

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Taka (Modern Persian Taj) means "Crown".

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  Quote Menippos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04-Jul-2005 at 09:32
Yes, we invented the cow-boy hat 
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  Quote Degredado Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jul-2005 at 12:00
Menippos, I thought that General Parmenion was referring to a conic (almost chinese-style) hat.
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  Quote Lannes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jul-2005 at 13:06

Originally posted by Degredado

Menippos, I thought that General Parmenion was referring to a conic (almost chinese-style) hat.

He was.  Menippos seems to have gotten the kausia mixed up with the Thessalian sun hat. 

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  Quote Menippos Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-Jul-2005 at 16:09
Bah, I was just joking guys

I was pulling the leg of some people that claim that the earth was invented by the Greeks


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