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Old 12-04-2008, 07:18 AM   #3
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The last passage obviously has nothing to do with Upper Macedonia- Orestis,Lyncestis,Elimia Pelagonia.
You may want to re-read it again.
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They gave the name of Upper Macedonia to the country about Lyncestis, Pelagonia, Orestias, and Elimia. Later writers called it Macedonia the Free, and some extend the name of Macedonia to all the country as far as Corcyra, at the same time assigning as their reasons, the mode of cutting their hair, their language, the use of the chlamys, and similar things in which they resemble the Macedonians; some of them, however, speak two languages. On the dissolution of the Macedonian empire, they fell under the power of the Romans. Book 7, Chapter 7,8.
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It speaks about WHY some extend the name Macedonia beyond Upper Macedonia-AS FAR AS CORCYRA (=Corfu ).
Yes it does, and the reason for this, as Strabo says, is the similar language of the Macedonians and the people as far as Corcyra.

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The lands from Ohrid to Adriatic were inhabited by Illyrians.
Is Pelagonia between Ohrid and the Adriatic? Is Lyncestis?

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So two (or both as is better translated) means Illyrian and Greek.
Native and common language is one as explained by Strabo, the other could be Greek or Latin.
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