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Macedonian Names of 14th Century reveal the Greek Character of Macedonia

Macedonian Names of 14th Century reveal the Greek Character of Macedonia

Examination of Macedonian Names of 14th Century in the Themes of Thessalonike and Strymon reveals the Greek Character of Macedonia. THE study of names can tell us a great deal about a society, for names are primarily a means of social identification. People identify themselves or are identified by others in ways which may reveal kinship patterns, migration movements, economic […]

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Crash Course in Jewish History #27 – The Greek Empire

Crash Course in Jewish History #27 - The Greek Empire

To the Greeks, what was beautiful was holy; to the Jews, what was holy was beautiful. These views were bound to clash. by Rabbi Ken Spiro The 4th century BCE has been eventful for the Jewish people: Exiled to Babylon, they witness the fall of a mighty empire before their very eyes as the Persians invade. Permitted to return to […]

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“Vergina Sun” or the “Rays of the Sun God” ?

“Vergina Sun” or the “Rays of the Sun God” ?

As I explain in Vergina Sun…..a Pan-Hellenic Symbol the “Macedonian Star” or “Sun of Vergina” is the continuation of the oldest ancient Greek symbol of the Sun. Helios, the sun god of the ancient Greeks, was usually represented riding a chariot which was drawn by four, often winged, horses . His chariot rose daily into the heavens from the east and after blazing […]

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