Αποστομωτική ήταν η απάντηση που έδωσε ο κ. Ντίνος Σιώτης σε πληρωμένη διαφήμιση των FYROMIANS του Καναδά στους NYT
To the Editor:
”Macedonians Are Not Greek!”, a July 17 advertisement by Yugoslavs from Canada, attempts to rewrite history. The historian Herodotus speaks of Perdikas, the first king of Macedonia we know, as Greek and of ancient Macedonians as a tribe kindred to the Dorians. In addition, the geographical name Macedonia derives from the very ancient Greek adjective ”makedons” (tall), which occurs in the Homeric poems. Also, the proper names of the ancient Macedonians were all Greek – Alexander, Amyntas, Antiochus, Cleopatra, Philip – as well as the names of their cities, Heracleia, Pella, Aenae.
After the massive exodus of Slavs from Greek territory in 1944-49, there is no Slav Macedonian or other minority living in Greece today. Macedonia, being a purely geographical term, does not imply a separate nation bearing that name. It is an area shared by Greece, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, and inhabited by Greeks, Slavs and Bulgarians, respectively.
There are no ”Macedonian Canadians” for the same reason that there are no Texan Canadians or Athenian Canadians. Macedonia is simply a geographical term and has never constituted an ethnic or historical entity. Macedonia has been the cradle of Greek history since antiquity, as was recently reconfirmed by the excavations in Vergina and Dion, and attested to by the identification of ancient Macedonians with Greek language and culture.
The history of Macedonian Hellenism is the foundation of Western civilization. DINO SIOTIS, Press Counselor Greek Press and Information Office New York, July 19, 1989
FROM: THE NEW YORK TIMES
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