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"...and she was not there forever, but after the cataclysm of Defkalion, which occurred in the Hellenic area, in fact, in the ancient Hellas, which was around Dodoni, and it changed many times the flow of Acheloos river. In that area live the Selloi and the ones that were once called Graecoi and are now called Hellenes..."
(Aristotelis Meteorologika, I, 14)
"The Hellenic race has never, since its first origin, changed its speech. This at least seems evident to me. It was a branch of the PELASGIC (Pelasgians the Early Hellenes)
"In this period, sixty-five years before the founding of Rome, Carthage was established by the Tyrian Elissa, by some authors called Dido. About this time also Caranus, a man of royal race, eleventh in descent from Hercules, set out from Argos and seized the kingship of Macedonia. From him Alexander the Great was descended in the seventeenth generation, and could boast that, on his mothers side, he was descended from Achilles, and, on his fathers side, from Hercules."
Velleius Paterculus, Book I
"There was a PERSISTENT, WELL ATTESTED tradition in antiquity that told of a group of Greeks from Argos-descendants of Temenus, kinsman of Heracles-who came to Macedonia and established their rule over the Makedones, unifying them and providing a royal house. "
[E Borza (1990) In The Shadow of Olympus: The Emergence of Macedon pg. 80.]
"... not much need to be said about the Greekness of ancient Macedonia: it is undeniable."
Ian Worthington, English historian and archaeologist:
("Philip II of Macedon", Yale University, 2008)
W. J. Woodhouse, Australian historian: "This was Macedonia in the strict sense, the land where settled immigrants of Greek stock later to be called Macedonians." ("The tutorial history of Greece, to 323 B.C", p.216, University Tutorial Press)
Ulrich Wilcken, German historian: "Macedonians were a Greek race and akin to the Dorians." ("Alexander the Great", p. 22)
Francois Chamoux, French historian: "Such a glorious ancestry was in the eyes of Greeks the hallmark of the Greek persona of the king of Macedon, who could, on the other hand, rely on fidelity of the people from which he had sprung. The Greek cities did not feel that they were allying with a barbarian, since for generations the Macedonian dynasty had been allowed, as Greeks, to take part in the Olympic Games." ("Hellenistic Civilization", Blackwell Publishing Professional, 2002, p.8, 9
ANCIENT MACEDONIANS WERE GREEKS OF THE DORIAN TRIBE LIKE THE SPARTANS. ATHENIANS WERE GREEKS OF THE IONIAN TRIBE. DORIANS AND IONIANS WERE MOST OF THE TIME RIVALS & THAT IS WHY MACEDONIANS AND SPARTANS HAD WARS AGAINST ATHENIANS!
David George Hogarth, English archaeologist and scholar:
"From Alexander I, who rode to the Athenian pickets the night before Plataea and proclaimed himself to the generals their friend and a Greek, down to Amyntas, father of Philip, who joined forces with Lacedaemon in 382, the kings of Macedon bid for Greek support by being more Greek than the Greeks."
("Philip and Alexander of Macedon", pp.9-10)
"Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a GREEK KING and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers."
(ALEXANDER THE GREAT...As quoted in the Historia Alexandri Magni of Pseudo-Kallisthenes, 1.37.9-13)
"General Paulus of Rome surrounded by the ten Commissioners took his official seat surrounded by the whole crowds of Macedonians...Paulus announced in Latin the decisions of the Senate, as well as his own, made by the advice of his council. This announcement was translated into Greek and repeated by Gnaeus Octavius the Praetor-for he too was present."