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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 23rd, 2012, 09:10 PM   #71

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Makedonia or Thessalia,my home regions!I am fully Macedonian but I was born in Larissa and lived there for about 6 years.And my home village from my dad's side is Pentalofos,Kozani and from my moms side Dovras.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:27 AM   #72

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And my home village from my dad's side is Pentalofos,Kozani and from my moms side Dovras.
Hey! My grandfathers family are natives from that region too! Near Tsotili, but still it is the same region!
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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:16 AM   #73

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Syracuse for me.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #74

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To be honest of the Greek City States I am only really familiar with Sparta and Athens and of those two I guess I prefer Sparta just for the sheer bizarreness and uniqueness of it.

Is Macedon even a greek state though? I thought it was an hellenized Kingdom but not actually greek.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #75

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Is Macedon even a greek state though? I thought it was an hellenized Kingdom but not actually greek.
The founders of the state were Greek (from Argos). There are speculations of a mixed population (Greek kings, mixed population e.g Bryges, Thracians) but nothing more than speculations. Greek litteracy hits the region in the 8th century B.C (2012 status), so Hellenized is a relative term. All Greece could be Hellenized by that standards. No matter what it was in earlier years, by the time of Alexander it was as Greek as Corinth, or at least, as a Macedonian you could compete in the Olympics, unlike any other ethnic group near the Greeks.
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Interestingly so, of 60 voters only 38.33% went to Athens and barely 6.67% to Macedonia, while 31.67% went to Sparta and 11.67% to *other*.
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Poor Thessaly got nothing... Too much witchcraft over there or what?
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My dream Hellenic city state is Ithaca, ruled by Odysseus. Big fan of "Odyssey" . Also, I just loving the idea of living on a coast (island to boot).
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #79

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Amphipolis, because of Xena
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Old November 25th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #80

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Poor Thessaly got nothing... Too much witchcraft over there or what?
I would think that Knossos would be one of your choices
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