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Ancient Macedonians – Greeks or Barbarians?

Ancient Macedonians – Greeks or Barbarians?

  Some of the most usual fallacies used by FYROM’s hideous propaganda are the baseless assumptions included in the following statement: “The Greeks unanimously stereotyped the Macedonians as ‘barbarians’ and treated them in the same bigoted manner in which they treated all non-Greeks. After all, no Greek people/tribe was ever called “Barbarian“. This statement is most interesting for what it reveals about those supporting it. […]

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The Identity of the ancient Greeks according to Jonathan Hall

The Identity of the ancient Greeks according to Jonathan Hall

The Hellenic Identity according to Jonathan Hall In the 4th century BC, the Athenian assembly debated whether to align with King Philip II of Macedonia, who had begun invading Greek city-states. Isocrates hoped to unite the bickering city-states and believed Philip could lead a war against longtime enemy Persia. Echoing Philip’s own argument, he contended that the Macedonian king in […]

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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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Both Ignorance and Forgery (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Greece)

Both Ignorance and Forgery (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Greece)   Australian Macedonian Advisory Council September 10, 2009 It was not my intension to comment Mr. Gandeto´s attempt to respond to my article titled as “Total ignorance or deliberate forgery” http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/116721 since neither the revealing of his ignorance on basic details of ancient Greek history and literature once more, […]

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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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Ancient  inscription sheds more light to the usage of the term Philhellene

Ancient inscription sheds more light to the usage of the term Philhellene

Alexander I (ca. 498 – ca. 454 B.C.), king of Macedon is better known as “Alexander the Philhellene” (Gr:  Αλέξανδρος ο Φιλέλλην). A modern misconception which currently exist among a small number of scholars, claims that it would be a contradiction in itself to state  that an Hellene could not be called a Philhellene. Its easy to figure out from the following list of literary […]

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Archaeology Magazine Letter to the Editor by Professor Stephen G. Miller

Archaeology Magazine Letter to the Editor by Professor Stephen G. Miller

Editor, Archaeology Magazine 36-36 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106 U.S.A. Dear Sir,              I opened the January/February issue of Archaeology today and eagerly turned to “A Letter from Macedonia” only to discover that it was actually a letter from ancient Paionia – the land north of Mt. Barmous and Mt. Orbelos.  Livy’s account of the creation of the […]

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Philip II of Macedon

Philip II of Macedon

The famous king (Βασιλεύς) of ancient Macedonia and father of Alexander the Great, Philip II was born in 383/82 BC. He was son of the king Amyntas III and queen Eurydice. His brothers were Alexander II, Perdiccas III and Eurynoe, while he had also 3 half brothers, the sons of Gygaea,  namely Menelaus, Arrhidaeus and Archelaus. [1] Early Life In 368 […]

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Isocrates phrase “OYX OMOFYLOY GENOYS”

One of the usual arguments of FYROM’s propagandists is touching phrases used by Isocrates in his letter to Philip II of Macedonia. Specifically he used the phrases “ALOFYLON TO GENOS”, “OYX OMOFYLOY GENOYS”. Lets analyze what these phrases mean and if they are an indication of non-greekness of Macedonia as Skopjan propagandists wanna believe. Firstly we should consider if they have […]

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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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