Regional Elites

Some articles on regional elites, regional, elites:

Ancient Macedonians - Early History - Ethnogenesis Scenario
... of state and ethnos formation, promulgated by an alliance of regional elites, has recently been postulated, which re-dates the creation of the Macedonian kingdom to the 6th century BCE ... served to create complex genealogical connections between trans-regional ruling elites, whilst at the same time used by the ruling dynasty to legitimize their rule, heroicize mythical ancestors, and ... in many ways analogous to its neighbours in Epirus, Illyria, Thrace, and Thessaly, whereby regional elites could mobilize disparate communities for ...