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Sources on St Cyril and Methodius Greek Ethnicity

All neutral sources mention that the two brothers had Greek names (we are keeping in mind Cyril was baptised as konstantinos), they were members of a noble family, their father Leon was a Greek military man and their mother of slavic background. Furthermore both brothers were born in Thessaloniki, were educated in Konstantinople where they took a highly Byzantine education […]

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Greek feminist newspaper of 1888 verifies Alexander was Greek

Greek feminist newspaper of 1888 verifies Alexander was Greek

From the greek Feminist newspaper “Εφημερίδα των Κυριών“, published in Athens, at the paper of 31 July of 1888. In the text we can read lines like “we, fellow-citizen women, imitating our ancestor, we can break through the Gordian Knot” or “we shouldnt limit the teaching in the typical and etymological grammar, in  analysis of periods and speeches, in the […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Herodotus

Ancient writers about Macedonia – Herodotus

    “Now that the men of this family are Hellenes, sprung from Perdiccas, as they themselves affirm, is a thing which I can declare on my own knowledge, and which I will hereafter make plainly evident. That they are so has been already adjudged by those who manage the Pan-Hellenic contest at Olympia“  (Herodotus, The Histories 8.43)  “Tell your […]

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Macedonian Scholars among the list of Eminent Greek writers after the fall of Byzantine empire

Macedonian Scholars among the list of Eminent Greek writers after the fall of Byzantine empire

In 1854 Andreas Papadopoulos Vretos published a book called “Νεοελληνική φιλολογία, κατάλογος των απο πτώσεως της Βυζαντινής αυτοκρατορίας μέχρι εγκαθιδρύσεως της εν Ελλάδι Βασιλείας τυπωθέντων βιβλίων παρ’ Ελλήνων εις την ομιλουμενην, η εις την αρχαίαν Ελληνικής γλώσσαν” (trans. “Greek philology, list of the published books from Greeks either in modern Greek or in ancient Greek language, counting from the fall […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Athenaeus Deipnosophistes

Book IV. 166 f -167 d Concerning the extravagance and mode of life of Philip and his companions Theopompus writes the following in the forty-ninth book of the Histories. ‘After Philip had become possessor of a large fortune he did not spend it fast. No! he threw it outdoors and cast it away, being the worst manager in the world. […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Diodorus Siculus

Ancient writers about Macedonia – Diodorus Siculus

[1] The members of the Council then passed a decree admitting Philip and his descendants to the Amphictyonic Council and according him two votes which formerly had been held by the Phocians, now defeated in war. [Diodoros of Sicily 16.60.1] [2] that all the cities of the Phocians were to be razed and the men moved to villages, no one of […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Polybius

Written by –    Thursday, 25 January 2007 “Let it, however, be granted that what I have now said may in the eyes of severe critics be regarded as beside the subject. I will now return to the main point at issue, as they state it. It was this: ‘If the circumstances are the same now as at the time […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Isocrates

Isocrates, Speeches and Letters, “To Philip” [7]”and was convinced that they would be beneficial, not only to us, but also to YOU AND ALL THE OTHER Hellenes” [8]”unless the greatest states of Hellas should resolve to put an end to their mutual quarrels and carry the war beyond our borders into Asia and should determine to wrest from the barbarians […]

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Sibylline Prophecies about Macedonians

The Sibylline Prophecies were a miscellaneous collection of Jewish and Christian portents of future disasters and were accumulated among Christians of Late Antiquity http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/sib/sib05.htm {mospagebreak} {p. 64} And the race of the Lydians rich in gold. And then shall Hellenes, proud and impure, Then shall a Macedonian nation rule, 210 Great, shrewd, who as a fearful cloud of war Shall […]

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Ancient Macedonian Language Part V

4)RELATIONS BETWEEN THE MACEDONIAN AND OTHER GREEK TRIBES We have alreadymet various indications of the relations between the Macedonians and other Greek tribes. These relations demonstrate that the Macedonians were a Greek tribe from as early as the Bronze Age. The Macedonians were bound to the Dorians and the MAgnesians by very close ties of kinship. Their ties with the […]

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