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Ancient Macedonian Language Part IV

5) That the group ay was converted to a is a conjecture based on a very small number of names and words. Since there are also reliable indications that the group was also preserved we may reasonably assume that this is another case in which we have to deal with two different kinds of development: that one of these(the preservation […]

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Ancient Macedonian Language Part III

3) NAMES. In addition to the Macedonian ethnic name, we today know the ethnic names of some of the Macedonian tribes, scores of place names in Macedonia and dozens of names of gods and heroes, the names of six festivals and twelve months and hundred of personal names covering thousand men and women. The ethnic names of ELIMIOTAI, LYNKESTAI and […]

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Ancient Macedonian Language Part II

Taken from: Macedonia: 4000 years of Greek history and civilization” edited by Professor M. B. Sakellariou and published by EKDOTIKI ATHINON. When i need to write something in Greek I use the following convention: g for gamma h for eta j for ksi y for upsilon c for psi v for omega thus the greek alphabet becomes abgdezhuiklmnjoprstyfxcv. Various pointers […]

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Mycenean population settles in Macedonia

One of the passages of Pausanias informs us that during the time of Alexander I of Macedon, an Argive attack forced the population of Mycenae to leave their city. Some departed for Cleonae but as Pausanias explicitly says More than half of the Mycenean population was resettled to Macedon since Alexander I provided them refuge. Even Borza accepts the Mycenean […]

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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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