Posted by Plutonas on January 12, 2001 at 21:06:46:
In Reply to: Greek Makedonia posted by angela on January 12, 2001 at 16:15:25:
Ok, well, you are indeed correct about a Macedonia being in northern Greece. Most (but not all) of the ancient Macedonian kingdom was within these borders. The people, the Macedonians, spoke Greek, worshipped the Greek (Olympian) gods, wrote in Greek, and took part in the Olympics. Philip II and his son Alexander the Great were rulers of Macedonia. I'm sure you know how Alexander the Great conquered and united Greece? Another one of his feats were spreading Greek culture, or Hellenising, the east (from Greece to India).
The issue whether or not if Macedonia is Greek or not is not even a question really. Any reputable history book you read will tell you that it is deffinently. Although there is a country called the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (or just Rep. of Macedonia) these people have nothing to do with ancient Macedonia since they are racially Slavs and speak a Bulgarian dialect. Although some of these people (especially the diaspora Slavmacedonians) may say they are ancient Macedonians, in reality they are not (as even their own repoublic officials have said!).
If I did not answer your questions then please take a look over these sites which will aid you further:
: hi, i was wondering if anyone could explain to me the full story of Macedonia, and the issue whether or not it is greek. i know there is a region in greee called macedonia, and i don't think that this is what it is all about. could someone please explain this. thanks a lot!
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