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View Poll Results: What is your favorite Classical Greek city or state?
Athens 37 45.12%
Sparta 21 25.61%
Thebes 6 7.32%
Macedon 4 4.88%
Thessaly 0 0%
Corinth 2 2.44%
Argos 3 3.66%
Other 9 10.98%
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:29 PM   #101

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Delos eh..Interesting.

I would also choose Thessalonika. My wife was born there, although bias aside, my interest stems from the Macedonian heritage of the city and the Roman relations.
Well, I think I initially voted Macedon as well, which is a kind of a bias, since I am partially from there too (and have a summerhouse there also). I love the back side of Olympus or what is called "upper" Macedonia (the highlands) and I do love the landscapes of Chalkidiki. However, who would like to live in an area that was taking all the beating by invasions and political turbulence? Maybe, if I choose a carrier as a shepherd, I would pick Macedonia, but still I feel it is more intriguing to be close to the big centres, were social life and carrier were guarantied.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #102

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Too much aristocratic,while not big enough power to compensate for it (unlike Macedon),I suspect.
Yes...It was in the shadow of all other states. In the bronze age though, I would like to live there, hearing stories about Centaurs and horrible witches.

I would like to be part of the Magnetes tribe, so that I could live around Pelion and ride wild horses.

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You would have to be cheerful and joyfull 24/7/365,even when someone close to you dies.
I do seek reasons for being cheerful and joyfull in my life anyway.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:40 PM   #103

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I favor the tribe of Mygdones, because they were located around my grandfather's village, and that's how the municipality is called today. I think they were Thracians
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Old November 28th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #104

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I favor the tribe of Mygdones, because they were located around my grandfather's village, and that's how the municipality is called today. I think they were Thracians
Yes they were Thracians. Mygdonia is a very beautiful place to live!
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:29 PM   #105

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Yes...It was in the shadow of all other states. In the bronze age though, I would like to live there, hearing stories about Centaurs and horrible witches.

I would like to be part of the Magnetes tribe, so that I could live around Pelion and ride wild horses.



I do seek reasons for being cheerful and joyfull in my life anyway.
I have a summer home in agiokampos(melivoia),you can see the summit of Ossa and Pelion from the beach,I was there this summer and I climbed Olympos Kissavos(ossa) Pelion Smolikas Taygetos and Voio(my grandfathers village is on the slopes of Voio and havent been there since I was 2).Was also thinking of going to Vikos but didnt have time to get around to it.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:36 PM   #106

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Hey! My grandfathers family are natives from that region too! Near Tsotili, but still it is the same region!
Oh btw figured out that my Grandfathers (from Pentalofos) sister married a man who was from Tsotili and also was a school teacher there,his name was Theodoros Karanikos I think.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 10:53 PM   #107

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Oh btw figured out that my Grandfathers (from Pentalofos) sister married a man who was from Tsotili and also was a school teacher there,his name was Theodoros Karanikos I think.
LOL...I think we're distantly related somehow
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LOL...I think we're distantly related somehow
I think most people in small villages are usually distantly related I have some friends from Pentalofos that happen to live in my area in the US and we did some research and it turned out we were 14th cousins or something lol
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I love all ancient Greek cities.

Athens, Syracusai, Miletos, Corinth, and Alexandria especially.

In the final analysis though it's Athens by far, the personification of ancient Greece.
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