Category: Macedonian Culture

Modern Historians about Macedonia – George Rawlinson

According to the tradition generally accepted by the Greeks, the Macedonian kingdom, which under Philip and Alexander attained to such extraordinary greatness, was founded by Hellenic emigrants from Argos. The Macedonians themselves were not Hellenes; they belonged to the barbaric races, not greatly differing from the Greeks in ethnic type, but far behind them in civilization,  which bordered Hellas upon […]

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World Encyclopaedias about Macedonia – Oxford Dictionary of Classical World

OXFORD DICTIONARY OF THE CLASSICAL WORLD, Page 441 2005, 2007, Oxford University Press Macedonia links the Balkans and the Greek peninsula. Four important routes converge on the Macedonian plain. Hesiod considered the ‘Macedones’ to be an outlying branch of the Greek-speaking tribes, with a distinctive dialect of their own. He gave their habitat as “Pieria and Olympus”. A new dynasty, […]

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Makedonikos FC, Greek team founded in 1928

Makedonikos FC, Greek team founded in 1928

Currently playing Group Two in the Greek Fourth Division PHOTOS απο το makedonikos.com By Mygdonia

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Slavic Propaganda about churches and iconographies of FYROM

Slavic Propaganda about churches and iconographies of FYROM

A usual habbit of Skopjan propagandists is to use Orthodox icons found in churches in modern FYROM as ‘evidence’ of their culture. In reality this is far from truth. The vast majority of churches in FYROM contain iconographies done by Greek iconographies centuries ago. Just a few examples are: Monastery of St Naum In around 1806, the wall decoration inside […]

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Mural of 1568 calls Alexander “king of Hellenes”

Mural of 1568 calls Alexander “king of Hellenes”

From greek newspaper ‘Kathimerini‘. The mural dates from 1568 and anyone can see it in Moni Docheiareiou in Mt. Athos. The monastery of Docheiareiou appears to date back to the early years of the eleventh century. From one side it says ‘Alexander King of the Hellenes’ and from the other ‘Augustus King of the Romans’

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Art in contemporary Macedonia

Despite fundamental gaps in its infrastructure (the city’s School of Fine Arts was not founded until 1989), painting — first taken up in the 1930s — was truly flourishing by the post-war era. The cinema is now a powerful presence in the city (in the form of the annual Thessaloniki Film Festival), while the founding, in 1961, of the first […]

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The Argead sun of Vergina

The Argead sun of Vergina

  The Argead sun of Vergina (with the 16 rays) is the same symbol as is the one with the 8 rays, but it has 8 additional smaller rays (reflections) in order to emphasize the brightness of the sun, since the 8 smaller rays do not touch the central circle of the symbol as the other 8 do. Finally this […]

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