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FYROM’s Myth #1 “Greeks viewed Macedonians as Barbarians”

FYROM’s Myth #1 “Greeks viewed Macedonians as Barbarians”

Contrary to popular beliefs emanating from FYROM, the ancient Macedonians are not identified as <barbarians> and more importantly, they always distinguish themselves from the <barbarians>.  For example, Alexander I in his famous speech at Plataia (Her. IX.45) differentiates himself from the <barbarians> by stating: “εθέλων υμίν δηλώσαι την διάνοιαν την Μαρδονίου, ίνα μή επιπέσωσι υμίν εξαίφνης οι βάρβαροι[..] ειμί δε Αλέξανδρος ο Μακεδών.” The ancient literary […]

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Thrasymachus quote on Archelaos of Macedon Revisited

Thrasymachus quote on Archelaos of Macedon Revisited

While speaking on behalf of Larisseans, Thrasymachos made use of the term “Barbarian” while refering to the king Archelaos of Macedon. “Shall we being Greeks, Be  slaves to Archelaos, a Barbarian?” (“Αρχελάω δουλεύσομεν Έλληνες όντες Βαρβάρω;”) Here of course it would be of tremendous help, if we had Thrasymachos full text in the original, instead of having a quote out of context like we have now. The above excerpt shows […]

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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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