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References from Ancient Sources to the Panhellenic character of Alexander’s campaign

References from Ancient Sources to the Panhellenic character of Alexander’s campaign

  [1] Quote: It has been reported to me that it was the rhetorician Isocrates who was responsible for the servitude that the Macedonian imposed on the Persians. For the fame of the speech Panegyricus, which Isocrates delivered to the Greeks, spread to Macedonia, And it was this that first stirred Philip’s animosity towards Asia. When Philip died, the speech […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Hilding Thylander

Hilding Thylander – Den Grekiska världen p. 349 (Svenska humanistiska förbundet, 1985) Quote: It is possible that the earlier inhabitants of the Macedonian area spoke various languages like illyrian, thracian and paionian. However, the later inhabitants of upper and lower Macedonia spoke Greek of ‘Macedonian’ dialect, that was a bit different than Attic and closer to Aeolic. The inhabitants of […]

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Modern Historians about ancient Epirus

Modern Historians about ancient Epirus

“Speakers of these various Greek dialects settled different parts of Greece at different times during the Middle Bronze Age, with one group, the “northwest” Greeks, developing their own dialect and peopling central Epirus. This was the origin of the Molossian or Epirotic tribes.” E.N.Borza “In the shadow of Olympus; The emergence of Macedon” (revised edition, 1992), page 62 “We have […]

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Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. Part II

Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. Part II

Interview of Greek consul in Serres, Stournaras in the Greek newspaper ‘Empros‘ in the paper of 21 August of 1903. Stournaras was an eye-witness of Ilinden uprising and he is talking here about the uprising. Journalist- Do you believe that the uprising in Macedonia will be suppressed soon? Stournaras- There is no uprising in Macedonia. Noone from the inhabitants has […]

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Interviews of Bulgarian former prime ministers Karavelov and Radoslavov in 1897

Interviews of Bulgarian former prime ministers Karavelov and Radoslavov in 1897

The greek newspaper “Empros” had in the paper of 19th December of 1897, interview of the Bulgarian former prime-minister Karavelov. Its quite interesting, especially the part of his interview where he says ” In Macedonia there are Greeks, Bulgarians and Turks.” Of course nowhere is mentioned anything about an alledged ‘macedonian’ ethnicity   Another interview from a former Bulgarian prime […]

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FYROM propaganda about Gotse Delchev and Ilinden uprising exposed.

FYROM propaganda about Gotse Delchev and Ilinden uprising exposed.

The guy in the photo is Gotse Delchev.  Lets see what the Greek newspaper “Empros” says about him in the paper of 27 April of 1903 Quote: The assasinated BULGARIAN leader of rebels Title of greek newspaper ‘Empros’  in a paper of August 1903. “The Bulgarian Bands in Andrianouple” Newspaper Empros, paper of August of 1903 Title “BULGARIAN UPRISING IN […]

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Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. FYROM propaganda exposed!

Greek Macedonian newspapers of late 19th cent.- early 20th cent. FYROM propaganda exposed!

“Faros Of Macedonia” – paper of 29th November 1887.   “Ermis of Thessaloniki”. Paper of 24th Octomber of 1875.   “Greek-Bulgarian quarrels in Macedonia“. Newspaper “Empros” 1913. Still no trace of “Macedonians” of the Skopjan type but only Greek and Bulgarian populations in the region of Macedonia. Let me translate the above article. Quote: Discovery of Dynamite also in Skopje Bienna […]

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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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Modern historians about Macedonia – R. Malcolm Errington

R. Malcolm Errington, ‘A History of Macedonia’ University of California Press, February 1993, pg 3 “That the Macedonians and their kings did in fact speak a dialect of Greek and bore Greek names may be regarded nowadays as certain.” “Ancient allegations that the Macedonians were non-Greeks all had their origin in Athens at the time of the struggle with Philip […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – James S. Romm

Quote: Eventually the Greek way of war would prove so superior to that of the barbarian world as to enable a largely Hellenic army, led by Alexander the Great, to conquer not only Egypt but most of Asia as well. On the War for Greek Freedom: Selections from the ‘histories’ By Samuel (TRN) Shirley, James S. (EDT) Romm, Herodotus, page […]

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