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

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

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 […]

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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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Pyrrhus of Epirus and the contradicting claims over his Ethnicity – Greek or Illyrian?

Pyrrhus of Epirus and the contradicting claims over his Ethnicity - Greek or Illyrian?

One of the many ancient historical personas who are being claimed as their own by different ethnicities is Pyrrhus of Epirus. We wil attempt to analyze facts about his life which will shed some light to the answer of modern claims mostly among Balkanian Nations. Pyrrhus of Epirus was born in 318 BC. He was son of the Molossian king, Aeacides and […]

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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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Makedonika II: The Ancient Macedonian Language (Testimonia)

Makedonika II: The Ancient Macedonian Language (Testimonia)

A. Testimonia (a) In a scene from the Attic comedy “Macedonians”, by the 5th-century writer Strattis, an Athenian asks ή σφύραινα δ‘ έ‘στι τίς;(‘sled-fish, what do you mean?), and a Macedonian replies “κέστραν μεν ΰμμες ώττικοΐ κικλήσκετε“ (‘wha ye Attics ca’ a hammer-fush, ma freen’). In order to appreciate the value of the Macedonian’s reply for the problem under dis­cussion, […]

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Biographies – Lysimachus

Biographies - Lysimachus

Lysimachus - Photo from www.mlahanas.de Lysimachus c. 361-281B.C. (Gr: Lysimachos) was son of Agathocles, a Thessalian from Crannon who moved with his family in Macedonia and became a flaterrer of king Philip. Lysimachos himself was born in Pella and his brothers were Philip, Autodicus and possibly Alcimachus. Lysimachos was a member of Alexanders’ companion cavalry who distinguished himself in India. […]

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