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Old 02-01-2017, 07:15 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Carlin View Post
"...and this is that same Macedonia, of which our own general Paulus Ĉmilius sold to pillage seventy-two cities in one day."

Pliny the Elder
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/...3Achapter%3D17
I guess Pliny the Elder meant the entire extents of the Macedonian Empire and not just Macedonia proper when he made the comment above. We joke about it now but it looks like the Romans considered India (and other regions won by the Macedonian spear) a part of Macedonia too back then. The seventy-two cities would make more sense in that case.
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