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Macedonians are Greeks according to the 15th century account of Laonikos Chalkokondylis

Macedonians are Greeks according to the 15th century account of Laonikos Chalkokondylis

15th century So the Hellenes earned great glory, having demonstrated great and praiseworthy deeds, some of them in Europe and even in Libya (he means probably Africa in general),also reaching even Gagges and Oceanus (the Atlantic) and Caucasus, and in those lands had come before many others and especially Hercules, and even earlier Dionysus, the son of Semele, and afterwards […]

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Letter from World Pan-Macedonian Associations to the German Chancellor A. Merkel

Letter from World Pan-Macedonian Associations to the German Chancellor A. Merkel

Communication: Nina Gatzoulis Coordinator of the Committee of the World Pan-Macedonian Associations     August 27, 2011 Her Excellency Angela Merkel Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany German Bundestag Platz der Republik 1 11011 Berlin, Germany   Your Excellency, The Worldwide Pan-Macedonian Associations, one of the largest Greek community organizations representing millions of Macedonians (from the Greek administrative region of […]

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Manifesto from the Provisional Government of Macedonia in 1878 (Litochoro of Olympus)

Manifesto from the Provisional Government of Macedonia in 1878 (Litochoro of Olympus)

In 19th February of 1878, the Macedonians of Litochoro in Olympus, proud of their Greek Ethnicity,  took up arms and started a revolution, in order to unite with their motherland Greece. They formed a Provisional Government of Macedonia, under the presidency of Evangelos Korovangos. They appealed to Greece and the European Powers to make their dream true and unite with their motherland Greece.  All […]

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Ilinden – A Bulgarian Uprising in Macedonia

Ilinden – A Bulgarian Uprising in Macedonia

How contemporary Australian and other foreign newspapers saw the Bulgarian uprising of llinden in 1903… Accounts of the llinden Uprising in Australian newspapers of the time, invariably echo the way ihe event was perceived by the general world media. The reader will discover thai according to the reports in the newspapers, (as indeed in those of any other contemporary source), […]

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Clarifying Plutarch’s Parallel Lives on Alexander and the Macedonians – Part 1

Miltiades Elia Bolaris The following article is being published simultaneously by the AMERICAN CHRONICLE. Following a brief elegy to the greatness of Plutarch, an ancient Greek writer best known for his “Moralia” and the “Parallel lives”, the Slavomacedonian propagandist going by the Italian sounding pseudonym Gandeto proceeded to develop his main theme: “…to revisit some of (Plutarch’s) references about the […]

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The Identity of Macedonia

The Identity of Macedonia

According to Article 2 of UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, “it is essential to ensure harmonious interaction among people and groups with plural, varied and dynamic cultural identities”. 5 million people live in the modern region of Macedonia, and more than half of them have a Greek national identity, along with their Macedonian cultural identity, due to their Hellenic […]

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Discussion about the Ancient Macedonian Origins in FYROM’s TV

Discussion about the Ancient Macedonian Origins in FYROM’s TV

One of the funniest discussions you will ever watch about the origins of ancient Macedonians is the one between the former PM of FYROM Ljubco Georgievski and one called Milenko Nedelkoski in a FYROM’s TV channel. The former PM of FYROM explains with simple and reasonable arguments the reasons why Alexander the Great is considered Greek, while he built through […]

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Ancient Macedonia : Slavs Lost in Translation

Ancient Macedonia : Slavs Lost in Translation

Thessaloniki was a princess; daughter of King Philip II, half sister of Alexander the Great. She was given this name because she was born on the day of the Macedonian victory at the Battle of Crocus Field. Her name literally translates to “Thessalian Victory“, in Greek. The city of Thessaloniki, today the largest city of Macedonia, was founded by her […]

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The Myth of Modern Macedonia: inventing an identity

The Myth of Modern Macedonia: inventing an identity

The Myth of Modern Macedonia: inventing an identity John Melville-Jones Last year I learned that a statue of Alexander the Great was to be erected in Skopje. I knew enough about modern history to be sure that the choice of this subject was not simply, as in some places (for example in Edinburgh), the result of a desire to commemorate […]

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Macedonia – A concise history of the ancient Greek kingdom

By  SPARTANsenator7 A documentary about the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. To those who are not familiar with Greek history and the devious political games of some lobbies in the Balkans, i must stress that this documentary is about the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia who was situated in the Greek province of Macedonia and has no relation to the […]

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