Modern historians about Macedonia – A.J.Toynbee

 

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“Where the Hellenic city-states had failed, the culturally backward GREEK kingdom of Macedon came within an ace of success;…”

<A.J.Toynbee,1st Korais Professor of Greek Studies>

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“…and King Philip II’s momentous decision to make, not the NATIVE Macedonian variety of North-East GREEK, but Attic, the official language of the kingdom of Macedon which, in the next generation, had generated the Greek successor- states of the Persian Empire.”

<A.J.Toynbee,1st Korais Professor of Greek Studies>

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” Few, however, of the peoples that possess distinctive identities today have had as long a history as the Greeks, if we interpret history as meaning, not simply chronological duration of existence, but continuity which has never ceased to be recognized and to be remembered.

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FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OF GREEK HISTORY have produced four Greek heritages, each of which has had an effect on the life of the Greeks in later stages of their history. The Hellenic Greeks received a heritage from the Mycenean Greeks, the Byzantine Greeks received on from the Hellenic Greeks, the Modern Greeks have received one heritage from the Byzantines and a second from the Hellenes.”

<_The Greeks and their Heritage_, A.J Toynbee, 1st Korais
Professor of Greek Studies>

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