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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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Wild Neighbors: Perceptions of Megarian Ethnic Identity in Fifth-Century Athenian Comedy

By Monica Florence Source: Apaclassics.org The characterization of barbarians in fifth-century drama as wild, untrustworthy, effeminate, and childish has been well-documented (T. Long, Barbarians in Greek Comedy, 1986; E. Hall, Inventing the Barbarian, 1989). On the other hand, the presentation of the various Greek groups in Old Comedy has received little scholarly attention. In this paper, I focus specifically upon […]

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