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The Serbs and the Macedonian Question

The Serbs and the Macedonian Question

Source: The Serbian Questions in The Balkans, University of Belgrade, publisher – Faculty of Geography, Belgrade 1995. By Slavenko Terzić                       One of the burning questions in the Balkan history of the second half of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th, until the Balkan wars 1912/13, […]

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Is history of a people transferable?

By Nick Michael Hodges There are people out there ,self-identified or self-ascribed as “Macedonians” who believe that the history of a people of a neighboring country can be shared with, taken away or transferred to themselves because their country cannot exist or function without a history and, therefore, since the South Slavonian Slavic people of that country don´t have one […]

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From Skopje to Istanbul, an abridged history of revisionism

Dr. George Voskopoulos In international affairs scholars have long scrutinized the issue of conflict and cooperation among state actors. These directly or indirectly refer to the issue of war and peace. Revisionist states are unsatisfied with the territorial status quo and use all means available to pursue what they see as valued ends. In south-eastern Europe this has been the […]

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Modern Historians about Macedonia – William Woodthorpe Tarn

William Woodthorpe Tarn – Alexander the Great, Vol. 1 “Through both his parents claimed Greek descend..”                                                   <pp. 1>  “The primary reason why Alexander invaded Persia  was,  no doubt,  that he  never  thought of not  doing it; it was his inheritance.  Doubtless,  too,  adventure attracted him;  and weight must also  be  given  to the official reason. For officially,  as  is  shown  by  the  political  manifesto  which  he  afterwards […]

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Ancient Macedonia Index

Ancient Macedonia Index

Alexander the Great Alexander the Great : Origins of Alexander Is Alexander the Great Greek? The Destruction of Thebes Plutarch on Alexander’s bringing Greek civilisation to Asia Ancient Sources about Alexander’s Panhellenic Campaign Bible about Alexander the Great Alexander King of Yavans Exchange of letters between Alexander the Great and Porus Mural of 1568 calls Alexander king of Hellenes Alexander […]

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Ancient Macedonians had nothing in common with Illyrians

Ancient Macedonians had nothing in common with Illyrians

We have been accustomed in this blog to reading groundless claims from Albanian Nationalists regarding an alleged connection between Ancient Macedonians and Illyrians.  While all the available archaeological and literary evidence makes it explicit that Ancient Macedonians and their Barbarian Illyrian neighbours shared nothing in common – except a common border –  it has becoming tiresome to point out the obvious again and again to such terribly misinformed souls. […]

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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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Ancient Macedonian History – Analysis and Refutation of Jacques Bacid’s “Through the Ages”

Long ago, the so-called “Canadian Macedonian Cultural Lubrary Foundation” published a Jacques Bacid’s Article, entitled “through the Ages” with the aim of justifying the “rights” of the Slavs from FYROM to call themselves as Macedonians. The Greek historian Sarantos Kargakos published in  “Οικονομικός Ταχυδρόμος” on 30th January of 1997, an excellent analysis and Refutation of Bacid’s claims which in general are […]

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Νέες ενδείξεις για αυτόχθονες κατοίκους στη Μακεδονία

Νέες ενδείξεις για αυτόχθονες κατοίκους στη Μακεδονία

Μεσολιθικός καταυλισμός στην Άψαλο του Δήμου Αριδαίας ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ ΤΥΠΟΥ – ΥΠ. ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ Αθήνα, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2010 Η σπουδαιότητα του περάσματος στην ανατολική είσοδο της Αψάλου του Δήμου Αριδαίας, Νομού Πέλλας, αναδεικνύεται για μία ακόμη φορά μέσα από τα αρχαιολογικά δεδομένα. Έτσι, μετά τους δύο προϊστορικούς οικισμούς και τον ταφικό τύμβο Εποχής Χαλκού, που ανασκάφθηκαν το 1997 και 2000-2001 […]

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“History of Macedonia” by Prof. R. Malcolm Errington

“History of Macedonia” by Prof. R. Malcolm Errington

R. Malcolm Errington, ‘A History of Macedonia’ University of California Press, February 1993, pg 3 “That the Macedonians and their kings did in fact speak a dialect of Greek and bore Greek names may be regarded nowadays as certain.” ——————- Page 4 “Ancient allegations that the Macedonians were non-Greeks all had their origin in Athens at the time of the […]

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