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Ancient Macedonia : Slavs Lost in Translation

Ancient Macedonia : Slavs Lost in Translation

Thessaloniki was a princess; daughter of King Philip II, half sister of Alexander the Great. She was given this name because she was born on the day of the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Crocus Field. Her name literally translates to “Thessalian Victory“, in Greek. The city of Thessaloniki, today the largest city of Macedonia, was founded by her […]

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Michael Meier Bruegger in his ‘Indoeuropean Linguistics’ about the ancient Macedonian dialect

Michael Meier Bruegger in his ‘Indoeuropean Linguistics’ about the ancient Macedonian dialect

The Macedonian of the ancient kingdom of Northern Greece is probably nothing other than a Northern Greek dialect of Doric. By Kostas68

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Prof. W. Clarysse: Macedonian nobility in Alexandria spoke a Doric Dialect and had Doric Names

Prof. W. Clarysse: Macedonian nobility in Alexandria spoke a Doric Dialect and had Doric Names

One of the best researches over the Ethnic diversity and dialects in Ptolemaic Egypt and especially in Alexandria,  comes from prof. W. Clarysse.  Prof. Clarysse after examining all the available evidence regarding the names of ancient Macedonians in the Alexandria of Egypt, concludes that “nearly all the names are Greek and only 3 hellenized families shows traces of foreign descent“. Furthermore, he adds “All […]

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Macedonian tomb of Eordaia opens to the public.

Macedonian tomb of Eordaia opens to the public.

Macedonian tomb of Eordaia opens to the public An important, but lesser known, tomb monument of the 4th century BC, discovered in 1987 in the village of Spilia, Kozani pprefecture in northwest Greece, will be accessible to visitors following the completion of restoration works conducted by the culture ministry’s 30th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.  The ancient Macedonian tomb […]

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The Use of phrases ‘ουχ Ομόφυλου γένους’ and “Αλλόφυλον γένος” in ancient sources

The Use of phrases ‘ουχ Ομόφυλου γένους’ and “Αλλόφυλον γένος” in ancient sources

One of the usual arguments being raised by the few supporters of the alleged non-Greekness of ancient Macedonians mention references by Isocrates in his letter to Philip II of Macedon. Specifically the usage by Isocrates of the phrases “Αλλόφυλον το Γένος”, “Ουχ Ομοφύλου γένους”. We are going to examine the validity of this argument and whether it constitutes an indication of non-greekness of Macedonia. […]

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Scientific Analysis of the Pella Curse Tablet by James L. O’Neil, (University of Sydney)

Scientific Analysis of the Pella Curse Tablet by James L. O’Neil, (University of Sydney)

  1. [ΘΕΤΙ]ΜΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΦΩΝΤΟΣ ΤΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΝ ΓΑΜΟΝ ΚΑΤΑΓΡΑΦΩ ΚΑΙ ΤΑΝ ΑΛΛΑΝ ΠΑΣΑΝ ΓΥ 2. [ΝΑΙΚ]ΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΧΗΡΑΝ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΘΕΝΩΝ ΜΑΛΙΣΤΑ ΔΕ ΘΕΤΙΜΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΡΚΑΤΤΙΘΕΜΑΙ ΜΑΚΡΩΝΙ ΚΑΙ 3. [ΤΟΙΣ] ΔΑΙΜΟΣΙ ΚΑΙ ΟΠΟΚΑ ΕΓΟ ΤΑΥΤΑ ΔΙΕΛΕΞΑΙΜΙ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΓΝΟΙΗΝ ΠΑΛLΙΝ ΑΝΟΡΟΞΑΣΑ 4. [ΤΟΚΑ] ΓΑΜΑΙ ΔΙΟΝΥΣΟΦΩΝΤΑ ΠΡΟΤΕΡΟΝ ΔΕ ΜΗ ΜΗ ΓΑΡ ΛΑΒΟΙ ΑΛΛΑΝ ΓΥΝΑΙΚΑ ΑΛΛ Η ΕΜΕ 5. [ΕΜΕ Δ]Ε ΣΥΝΚΑΤΑΓΗΡΑΣΑΙ […]

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