Modern Historians about Macedonia – L.S. Stavrianos

“The Balkans since 1453” by L.S. (Formerly, Professor of History, Northwestern University, USA) Stavrianos, Page 19


Recent philological and archaeological research indicates that the ancient Macedonians were in fact Greeks, whose civilization had not kept up with that of the tribes which had settled further to the south. Their language closely resembled the classical Greek from which it differed no more than one English dialect from another. Various non-Greek peoples apparently had come under the rule of the Macedonian nobles and kings, but these latter definitely were Greeks in language and outlook, and invited Greek men of learning to their courts.