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Encyclopaedia Britannica 1824 – The People of Greece

Encyclopaedia Britannica 1824 - The People of Greece

Some interesting notes from a very early synopsis of Greece in 1824 ( including Macedonia, Thessaly, Epirus, and the islands): 1: The population of Greece was composed of chiefly three races: Greeks, Albanians, and Turks, with a smaller number of Vlachs, Jews, and Armenians. 2: Turks formed only about 10% of Greece (and Albania) outside Macedonia and Thessaly. 3: Albanian […]

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Ancient/Modern Historical sources on Epirus and the origins of Epirotans

From the Youtube Channel of Chicagogeorge

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Ancient Macedonia – Deductions and explanation of the term ‘Barbaroi’ by N.G.L. Hammond

Ancient Macedonia - Deductions and explanation of the term ‘Barbaroi’ by N.G.L. Hammond

Deductions and explanation of the term ‘barbaroi’ The deductions are the following. The Macedonians and the Magnesians lived ‘around Pieria and Olympus’, which I take to be the high ground where there were fine summer pastures. Each spoke its own dialect of Greek. The dialects were related to one another. But both were different from the dialects which developed among […]

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Macedonian names and makeDonski pseudo-linguistics: The case of the name Pyrrhus

By Miltiades Elia Bolaris Balkan Illusion - phantasia archaica: “…it is very interesting to note that many of the authentic ancient Macedonian words, according to their etymology and pronunciation, have a striking resemblance to the appropriate words used in the modern Macedonian language (and other so called “Slav”[sic] languages). “Pyri(as).The root of this name could be connected to the noun […]

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Voio: The enchanting natural beauty of Macedonia

Voio: The enchanting natural beauty of Macedonia

Voio: A place where natural beauty is beyond words Voio is a mountain of exquisite beauty. Situated between Western Macedonia and Epirus, and running through southwestern Kastoria and western Kozani prefecture, it forms a natural border between the two regions. It is called “the door to Pindus” because from there the visitor may access the Pindus mountain ranges and the […]

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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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Greek origins of Ancient Epirus

Greek origins of Ancient Epirus

Greek origins of Ancient Epirus (Greece - Albania) Australian Macedonian Advisory Council February 21, 2009 Epirus, though mostly held by people of Grecian speech and lineage, had an intermixture of those called barbarians; Illyrians, and perhaps others. Herodotus however, among earliest, and Plutarch, among late ancient historians, clearly reckon the Molossians a Grecian people. Some expressions of Thucydides and Strabo […]

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Modern historians about ancient Epirus - Ethnicity of ancient Epirotes

“Speakers of these various Greek dialects settled different parts of Greece at different times during the Middle Bronze Age, with one group, the “northwest” Greeks, developing their own dialect and peopling central Epirus. This was the origin of the Molossian or Epirotic tribes.” E.N.Borza “In the shadow of Olympus; The emergence of Macedon” (revised edition, 1992), page 62 […]

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Skopjan myth about Deca Belgaci exposed – Testimony of Irene Damopoulou Part II

Skopjan myth about Deca Belgaci exposed - Testimony of Irene Damopoulou Part II

THE CRY OF IRENE The true story of a young girl, Irene Damopoulou from Kastoria, in western Macedonia, that began during the years of the internal Greek conflict (1946-1949) By Ioannis Bougas …………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………. “Paidomazwma” - “Children Gathering” A Short time after my uncle […]

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F. Pouqueville - Travels in Epirus, Albania, Macedonia, and Thessaly, 1820

Quote: It was my intention to make Castoria my central position, from which to make radial excursions to different points of the environs. All those it was not, however, in my power to accomplish, for various reasons, one of which was, that the surrounding inhabitants in general understood only their own tongue, that of the modern Bulgarians “Travels in Epirus, […]

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