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Modern historians about Macedonia – Eugene Borza

Quote: During medieval and modem times, Macedonia was known as a Balkan region inhabited by ethnic Greeks, Albanians, Vlachs, Serbs, Bulgarians, Jews, and Turks. Quote: The emergence of a Macedonian nationality is an offshoot of the joint Macedonian and Bulgarian struggle against Hellenization. With the establishment of an independent Bulgarian state and church in the 1870s, however, the conflict took […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Richard Stoneman

Quote: The world he [Alexander] left behind him, split as it quickly was between several successor-kings, retained the Greek language as its medium of communication and Greek culture as its frame of reference. “Alexander the Great” By Richard Stoneman, page 1 Quote: When, as a young, ambitious and romantic youth with a genius for military strategy and tactics, he embarked […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Jonathan M. Hall

Quote: “That the origin of this new population should be the supposed Dorian of northwest Greece seemed to be confirmed by the early appearance of cist graves at Kalbaki in Epeiros, Kozani, Vergina and Khaukhitsa in Makedonia.“ Jonathan M. Hall, “Ethnic identity in Greek antiquity” Quote: “The Dorians have also, however, been credited with the introduction of ‘Protogeometric’ pottery, popular […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – A. R. Burn

Quote: Otherwise Philip was far from uncivilised. Macedonian kings were PROUD OF THEIR GREEK BLOOD, and it was only JAUNDICED opponents like Demosthenes the Athenian who ventured to call them “barbarians.” They claimed descent from Hêrakles through the Dorian Kings of Argos, and they learned the tales of Troy and of Odysseus, and the songs of the Greek lyric poets, […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Peter Green

Peter Green “Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography” ==*” ”’The men of Lower Macedonia worshipped Greek gods; the royal family claimed descent from Heracles.”’ But the highlanders were much addicted to Thracian deities, Sabazius, the Clodones and Mimallones, whose wild orgiastic cult-practices closely resembled those portrayed by Euripides in the Bacchae. “ *”The sovereigns of Lower Macedonia were […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Kenneth Meyer Setton

Quote: and in his own name and that of the people of Thessalonica he offered the city to the Venetian signoria, asking only that it should be governed “according to its usages and statutes”; that the orthodox metropolitan of Thessalonica be confirmed in his ecclesiastical charge; that the greek inhabitants should retain their local rights of jurisdiction.. “The Papacy and […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Agnes Savill

Quote: Looking round [Isocrates], in vain, for a strong Greek leader, he believed that the suitable man was Philip, king of Macedonia, who combined the high qualities of both warrior and statesman “Alexander the Great and His Time” By Agnes Savill, Page 4 Quote: With Philip as Head, the Greek cities became united under a treaty known as the League […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Others

Quote: One of these was a Macedonian prince, Philip who spent three years, in Thebes while in his teens, absorbing much statecraft and military strategy from Epaminodas. The Macedonians were backward Greeks but their ruling class was eager to absorb greek Culture “Ancient History, Ancient Warriors and Stories of Courage” By Stephen J Bost, page 84 Quote: In 350 BCE […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Robin W Winks

Quote: But regardless of whether the Macedonians were truly Greek or not, the culture that Philip’s son Alexander and his successors spread around the Near East was Hellenic: in its art and architecture, its literature and language, its cults and festivals. “The Ancient Mediterranean World: From the Stone Age to A.D. 600” By Robin W Winks, Susan P Mattern-Parkes, Page […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – A.J.Toynbee

Quote: “Where the Hellenic city-states had failed, the culturally backward GREEK kingdom of Macedon came within an ace of success;…” <A.J.Toynbee,1st Korais Professor of Greek Studies> Quote: “…and King Philip II’s momentous decision to make, not the NATIVE Macedonian variety of North-East GREEK, but Attic, the official language of the kingdom of Macedon which, in the next generation, had generated […]

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