Philippi: Romans in Macedonian
Dates: Every Thursday
(01 April – 31 October 2021)
Total Price (Per Person)*: 95€
*Minimum size of groups: 7 persons
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Macedonia was also a battle-scene in Roman times. Two of the most famous are the battles of Pydna and the battles of Philippi.
Philippi, 160 km from Thessaloniki was the scene of two battles in 48 BC during the Roman Civil Wars. Mark Antony and Octavian marched to Philippi against the leaders of Caesar’s assassination, Brutus and Cassius. Mark Antony and Octavian defeated Cassius who committed suicide. Three weeks after the death of Cassius, Octavian and Mark Antony fought a further battle against Brutus. The second action at Philippi saw Brutus decisively defeated. Brutus subsequently committed suicide and the Republic effectively perished with him.
Meeting Point: Aristotelous Square
- 08.00: Departure for Philippi
- 10.00: Philippi
- 10.00 – 12.00: Archaelogical site Philippi
- 12.00 – 14.00: 3 stands, battle development
- 14.00 – 15.30: Lunch at local tavern
- 17.30: Return to Aristotelous Square
- Information material
- En route presentations
- Transportation costs
- All entrance fees
- Professional presentations
- Lunch at local tavern
- Bottled water
- Memorabilia gift
- Pick up transport from/to hotels