Category: ancient macedonian ethnicity

Ancient sources about Macedonia as a Greek Land

Ancient sources about Macedonia as a Greek Land

Ancient Sources 1.Quote: Macedonia, of course, is a part of Greece“. Strabo, VII, Frg. 9 (Loeb, H.L. Jones) *Strabo, the famous ancient geographer makes it more than clear to everybody that ancient Macedonia, without doubt, IS A PART OF GREECE. 2. Quote: “Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done […]

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The Persian story of ZULQARNEEN

The Persian story of ZULQARNEEN

Persian Texts in Translation Packard Humanities Institute – Persian Literature in Translation It has been mentioned above that, according to the majority of historians, there were no other prophets sent between Nûh and Ebrahim, except Hûd and Sâlah. Some of the ancients, however, tell us that the greater Zulqarneen had been honoured after Sâlah and before Ebrahim with the exalted […]

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The ‘Hellenization’ argument contradiction about ancient macedonians

 Whenever the issue of ancient Macedonian greekness arises,we notice the same contradiction over and over. Until now as we are all aware, the archaeological inscriptions found – specifically the Pella’s curse tablet of 4th cent. BC which is the oldest ancient ‘Macedonian’ text we have – are proving that Macedonians spoke a dialect related to North-West Greek. This is a conclusion which the entirety of the scientific […]

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Ancient Macedonian testimonies about their Ethnicity

Ancient Macedonian testimonies about their Ethnicity

  In reality we have only scarce evidence on what ancient Macedonians believed for themselves. However i will try to collect the available literary and archaeological evidence that would shed some light on the beliefs of ancient Macedonians during Classical and Hellenistic Ages. The available evidence shows that Macedonians considered themselves to be Greek. Alexander I, king of Macedon 1. […]

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The religion of ancient Macedonians

Ancient Macedonians worshipped the same gods as the rest of Hellenes. Despite of the claims of the pseudo-historians of FYROM that ancient Macedonians didnt shared the same gods as the other Hellenes, the evidences from ancient and modern writers are obvious. – According to Ulrich Wilcken: “yet if we take into account the political conditions, religion and morals of the […]

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The Language of ancient Macedonians

The Language of ancient Macedonians

What language did these “Macedones” speak? The name itself is Greek in root and in ethnic termination. It probably means ‘highlanders,’ and it is comparable to Greek tribal names such as ‘Orestai’ amd ‘Oreitai,’ meaning ‘mountain-men.’ A reputedly earlier variant, ‘Maketai,’ has the same root, which means ‘high,’ as in the Greek adjective ‘makednos’ or the noun ‘mekos.’ The genealogy […]

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