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Alexander, the Southern Greeks and the Macedonian Language

Alexander, the Southern Greeks and the Macedonian Language

Common Claim by FYROM’s Propaganda: “Though Alexander spoke Greek, loved Homer and respected his tutor Aristotle, there is much evidence that he hated and despised the Greeks of his day“.  1. While the original author of this piece of Propaganda may project his own sentiments, the evidence associated with Alexander’s Origins and Actions suggest otherwise. The Greek origin of Alexander the Great is reported […]

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Ancient writers about Macedonia – Arrian

Ancient writers about Macedonia – Arrian

ARRIAN – THE CAMPAIGNS OF ALEXANDER Penguin Classics, Translated by Aubrey De Selincourt [1] At Athens too there was a certain amount of trouble; but resistance collapsed the moment Alexander approached and he was granted even greater honours than his father Philip before him. Arrian, The Campaigns of Alexander Book 1, page 42 [2] They then presented themselves in the […]

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Recent Real Historical Tragedy – The Albanian Encyclopedia

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council January 05, 2010 Recently, Mr. Nijazi Muhamedi (President of the editorial board of the new ‘fictional’ Albanian Encyclopedia) stated: “The ancient warrior king Alexander the Great, was neither Greek, nor Macedonian, but Albanian” (http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/main/news/24745/). His book ‘Albanian Macedonia’, was launched in Tetovo, in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) this week. Mr. Muhamedi said that […]

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A consise history of Ancient Persia by Kenneth Pollack

A consise history of Ancient Persia by Kenneth Pollack

In his book, ” The Persian puzzle: the conflict between Iran and America“, Kenneth Pollack describes the events in the aftermath of the Persian invasion to Greece.

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Thessaloniki: Curtain falls on 50th Macedonian Film Festival

Thessaloniki: Curtain falls on 50th Macedonian Film Festival

“Ajami” wins Golden Alexander at 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival     The 50th Thessaloniki International Film Festival came to an end on Sunday night with the closing ceremony and the presentation of awards.     The top prize, the Golden Alexander for Best Feature-Length Film, was awarded to the Israeli-German production “Ajami” (“Crossroads of life”) by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani. […]

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My Greek DNA Beats Yours

My Greek DNA Beats Yours

Dear U of U: You don’t have to be born in Greece to be a Greek. By John Saltas A couple of years ago, I and other family members traced our DNA through FamilyTree.com. My DNA—so that of my father, his Greek father and so on—tested into Haplogroup R1a1, meaning our Y chromosomes have been wandering around central Europe since […]

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The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

The Macedonian Royal House according to Modern Historians

* E Borza (1990) “In The Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon”  pg. 80.          “There was a PERSISTENT, WELL ATTESTED tradition in antiquity that told of a group of Greeks from Argos-descendants of Temenus, kinsman of Heracles–who came to Macedonia and established their rule over the Makedones, unifying them and providing a royal house.”      pg. 84.   […]

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Who were the Ancient Macedonians?

Who were the Ancient Macedonians?

It is almost impossible for an admirer of the Ancient Macedonian History not to be involved, one way or another, with one of the questions which still remain crucial in our days. Who were the Ancient Macedonians? The aforementioned question has emerged into an object of scholarly research for a really long time. Many eminent scholars discussed the various manifestations of the Macedonian identity mostly […]

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Modern historians about Macedonia – Percy Gardner

Modern historians about Macedonia – Percy Gardner

“New Chapters in Greek History, Historical Results of Recent Excavations in Greece and Asia Minor: Historical Results of Recent Excavations in Greece and Asia Minor ” by Percy Gardner; G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1892 The Macedonians spoke the Greek language, using a peculiar dialect, but that dialect disappears with their other provincialisms when they suddenly become dominant. We find no trace […]

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The Albanian myth from William Maxwell (Albania – Greece)

Australian Macedonian Advisory Council October 04, 2009   With a great surprise we read an amazing historical quote that concerns various periods from European history that derives from Prof. William Maxwell and can be found in the article “Journey to Albania” (http://gaiaschool.info/Journey_to_Albania.html). This quote reads: “The Albanians are universally acknowledged as the descendants of the Illyrians who gave the world […]

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