Assembling in Doberus, they prepared for
descending from the heights upon Lower Macedonia, where the dominions of
for the Lyncestae, Elimiots, and other tribes more inland, though
Macedonians by blood and allies and, dependents of their kindred, still have
their own separate governments.
The country on the sea coast, now called Macedonia, was first acquired by
Alexander, the father of Perdiccas, and his ancestors, originally Temenids
from Argos.This was effected by the expulsion from Pieria of the Pierians, who
afterwards inhabited Phagres and other places under Mount Pangaeus, beyond
the Strymon （indeed the country between Pangaeus and the sea is
still called the Pierian gulf） of the Bottiaeans, at present neighbors of the Chalcidians, from Bottia,
and by the acquisition in Paeonia of a narrow strip along the river Axius
extending to Pella and the sea; the district of Mygdonia, between the Axius and the Strymon, being also
added by the expulsion of the Edonians.
From Eordia also were driven the Eordians, most of whom perished, though a
few of them still live round Physca, and the Almopians from Almopia.
These Macedonians also conquered places belonging to the other tribes,
which are still theirs—Anthemus, Crestonia, Bisaltia, and much of
Macedonia proper.The whole is now called Macedonia, and at the time of the invasion of
Sitalces, Perdiccas, Alexander's son, was the reigning king.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War. London, J. M. Dent; New York, E. P. Dutton. 1910.
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