Category: Macedonia

3ο Πανελλήνιο Πολιτιστικό Αντάμωμα στη Θράκη

By , July 2, 2016 3:06 PM

Οι εκδηλώσεις ζωντανές θα αναμεταδοθούν διαδικτυακά
από την ΕΡΤ WEB TV.

 

Το 3ο Πανελλήνιο Πολιτιστικό Αντάμωμα στη Θράκηπραγματοποιείται στην Ξάνθη από 1 έως 3 Ιουλίου 2016και είναι αφιερωμένο στην Παράδοση, στον πολιτισμό στις ρίζες μας που μας κρατούν δεμένους με τον τόπο μας.

Το Ελληνικό Ηλεκτρονικό Κέντρο, το Λύκειον των ελληνίδων Ξάνθης και η Φιλοπρόοδη Ένωση Ξάνθης, οργανωτές του Πολιτιστικού Ανταμώματος, ευχαριστούν θερμά τον Δήμο Ξάνθης , την Περιφέρεια Ανατολικής Μακεδονίας – Θράκης και την Περιφερειακή Ενότητα Ξάνθης που αγκάλιασαν και υποστηρίζουν αυτή την προσπάθεια, ως συνδιοργανωτές, όπως και τους εθελοντές των παραπάνω Σωματείων για την συμμετοχή και προσφορά τους, καθώς και την τοπική κοινωνία της Ξάνθης για την παρουσία της στις εκδηλώσεις.

H Ελληνική νεολαία και η ομογένεια ενώνονται και γίνονται ένα, τραγουδούν και χορεύουν τους χορούς μας.

Η επιτυχία των εκδηλώσεων του Ιουλίου του 2013 και 2014, η συμμετοχή συγκροτημάτων από διάφορα διαμερίσματα της πατρίδας μας και η συμμετοχή εκατοντάδων χορευτών και εθελοντών, όπως και το συνεχές ενδιαφέρον τους για την πραγματοποίηση της παραπάνω δράσης κάθε χρόνο, μας ενθάρρυναν για την οργάνωση και υλοποίηση του φετινού, 3ου ανταμώματος.

Το 3ο Πανελλήνιο Πολιτιστικό Αντάμωμα τελεί υπό την αιγίδα της Ελληνικής Εθνικής Επιτροπής για την UNESCO, υποστηρικτή την Lidl Hellas, χορηγούς επικοινωνίας τα τοπικά Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης. Οι εκδηλώσεις θα αναμεταδοθούν διαδικτυακά από την ΕΡΤ WEB TV.

Καλούμε τους Ξανθιώτες και επισκέπτες της πόλης το παραπάνω τριήμερο να παραβρεθούν στην Κεντρική Πλατεία της Ξάνθης για να παρακολουθήσουν και να συμμετέχουν στις παραπάνω εκδηλώσεις.

Πηγή: ERT 

The Refugees’ Grandmother in Idomeni, Greece

By , April 23, 2016 10:43 AM

Idomeni is a small village in Macedonia, Greece, near the northern border.


There is where a Greek grandmother using her mere monthly €450 pension and whatever her children can give, she stays tall providing shelter and food to those who seek her help.



Published on Apr 8, 2016 by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

“From her small house in Idomeni, Greek grandmother Panagiota Vasileiadou, 82, saw first-hand the bare need of refugees desperate for food to feed their children or clean water to shower and wash their clothes. As a daughter of ethnic Greek refugees herself – who left Turkey in a population exchange after the 1919-1922 Greco-Turkish war – she is now doing all she can to help the latest wave of refugees by giving out food and clothes.”

“I was seven years old when our house was burned down, she says in a video interview for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (below), adding that “We didn’t have a spoon, fork, bread or clothes. The only thing we had left were the nightgowns we were wearing.”

“This old woman made our lives easier”, says Baraa, an Iraqi refugee. “I thank her so much and she represents the Greek people and what Greece stands for.”

Letter to President of US, Barak Obama,

signed by 364 scholars of Graeco-Roman antiquity

By , April 22, 2010 2:08 AM

The Honorable Barack Obama
President, United States of America
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,

We, the undersigned scholars of Graeco-Roman antiquity, respectfully request that you intervene to clean up some of the historical debris left in southeast Europe by the previous U.S. administration.

On November 4, 2004, two days after the re-election of President George W. Bush, his administration unilaterally recognized the “Republic of Macedonia.” This action not only abrogated geographic and historic fact, but it also has unleashed a dangerous epidemic of historical revisionism, of which the most obvious symptom is the misappropriation by the government in Skopje of the most famous of Macedonians, Alexander the Great.

We believe that this silliness has gone too far, and that the U.S.A. has no business in supporting the subversion of history. Let us review facts. (The documentation for these facts [here in boldface] can be found attached and at: http://macedonia-evidence.org/documentation.html)

The land in question, with its modern capital at Skopje, was called Paionia in antiquity. Mts. Barnous and Orbelos (which form today the northern limits of Greece) provide a natural barrier that separated, and separates, Macedonia from its northern neighbor. The only real connection is along the Axios/Vardar River and even this valley “does not form a line of communication because it is divided by gorges.”

While it is true that the Paionians were subdued by Philip II, father of Alexander, in 358 B.C. they were not Macedonians and did not live in Macedonia. Likewise, for example, the Egyptians, who were subdued by Alexander, may have been ruled by Macedonians, including the famous Cleopatra, but they were never Macedonians themselves, and Egypt was never called Macedonia.

Rather, Macedonia and Macedonian Greeks have been located for at least 2,500 years just where the modern Greek province of Macedonia is. Exactly this same relationship is true for Attica and Athenian Greeks, Argos and Argive Greeks, Corinth and Corinthian Greeks, etc.

We do not understand how the modern inhabitants of ancient Paionia, who speak Slavic – a language introduced into the Balkans about a millennium after the death of Alexander – can claim him as their national hero. Alexander the Great was thoroughly and indisputably Greek. His great-great-great grandfather, Alexander I, competed in the Olympic Games where participation was limited to Greeks.

Even before Alexander I, the Macedonians traced their ancestry to Argos, and many of their kings used the head of Herakles – the quintessential Greek hero – on their coins.

Euripides – who died and was buried in Macedonia– wrote his play Archelaos in honor of the great-uncle of Alexander, and in Greek. While in Macedonia, Euripides also wrote the Bacchai, again in Greek. Presumably the Macedonian audience could understand what he wrote and what they heard.

Alexander’s father, Philip, won several equestrian victories at Olympia and Delphi, the two most Hellenic of all the sanctuaries in ancient Greece where non-Greeks were not allowed to compete. Even more significantly, Philip was appointed to conduct the Pythian Games at Delphi in 346 B.C. In other words, Alexander the Great’s father and his ancestors were thoroughly Greek. Greek was the language used by Demosthenes and his delegation from Athens when they paid visits to Philip, also in 346 B.C.

Another northern Greek, Aristotle, went off to study for nearly 20 years in the Academy of Plato. Aristotle subsequently returned to Macedonia and became the tutor of Alexander III. They used Greek in their classroom which can still be seen near Naoussa in Macedonia.

Alexander carried with him throughout his conquests Aristotle’s edition of Homer’s Iliad. Alexander also spread Greek language and culture throughout his empire, founding cities and establishing centers of learning. Hence inscriptions concerning such typical Greek institutions as the gymnasium are found as far away as Afghanistan. They are all written in Greek.

The questions follow: Why was Greek the lingua franca all over Alexander’s empire if he was a “Macedonian”? Why was the New Testament, for example, written in Greek?

The answers are clear: Alexander the Great was Greek, not Slavic, and Slavs and their language were nowhere near Alexander or his homeland until 1000 years later. This brings us back to the geographic area known in antiquity as Paionia. Why would the people who live there now call themselves Macedonians and their land Macedonia? Why would they abduct a completely Greek figure and make him their national hero?

The ancient Paionians may or may not have been Greek, but they certainly became Greekish, and they were never Slavs. They were also not Macedonians. Ancient Paionia was a part of the Macedonian Empire. So were Ionia and Syria and Palestine and Egypt and Mesopotamia and Babylonia and Bactria and many more. They may thus have become “Macedonian” temporarily, but none was ever “Macedonia”. The theft of Philip and Alexander by a land that was never Macedonia cannot be justified.

The traditions of ancient Paionia could be adopted by the current residents of that geographical area with considerable justification. But the extension of the geographic term “Macedonia” to cover southern Yugoslavia cannot. Even in the late 19th century, this misuse implied unhealthy territorial aspirations.

The same motivation is to be seen in school maps that show the pseudo-greater Macedonia, stretching from Skopje to Mt. Olympus and labeled in Slavic. The same map and its claims are in calendars, bumper stickers, bank notes, etc., that have been circulating in the new state ever since it declared its independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Why would a poor land-locked new state attempt such historical nonsense? Why would it brazenly mock and provoke its neighbor?

However one might like to characterize such behavior, it is clearly not a force for historical accuracy, nor for stability in the Balkans. It is sad that the United States of America has abetted and encouraged such behavior.

We call upon you, Mr. President, to help – in whatever ways you deem appropriate – the government in Skopje to understand that it cannot build a national identity at the expense of historic truth. Our common international society cannot survive when history is ignored, much less when history is fabricated.

Sincerely,

NAME
TITLE
INSTITUTION

Harry C. Avery, Professor of Classics, University of Pittsburgh (USA)

Dr. Dirk Backendorf. Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz (Germany)

Elizabeth C. Banks, Associate Professor of Classics (ret.), University of Kansas (USA)

Luigi Beschi, professore emerito di Archeologia Classica, Università di Firenze (Italy)

Josine H. Blok, professor of Ancient History and Classical Civilization, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Alan Boegehold, Emeritus Professor of Classics, Brown University (USA)

Efrosyni Boutsikas, Lecturer of Classical Archaeology, University of Kent (UK)

Keith Bradley, Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Professor of Classics, Concurrent Professor of History, University of Notre Dame (USA)

Stanley M. Burstein, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Los Angeles (USA)

Francis Cairns, Professor of Classical Languages, The Florida State University (USA)

John McK. Camp II, Agora Excavations and Professor of Archaeology, ASCSA, Athens (Greece)

Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, University of Cambridge (UK)

Paavo Castrén, Professor of Classical Philology Emeritus, University of Helsinki (Finland)

William Cavanagh, Professor of Aegean Prehistory, University of Nottingham (UK)

Angelos Chaniotis, Professor, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (UK)

Paul Christesen, Professor of Ancient Greek History, Dartmouth College (USA)

Ada Cohen, Associate Professor of Art History, Dartmouth College (USA)

Randall M. Colaizzi, Lecturer in Classical Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston (USA)

Kathleen M. Coleman, Professor of Latin, Harvard University (USA)

Michael B. Cosmopoulos, Ph.D., Professor and Endowed Chair in Greek Archaeology, University of Missouri-St. Louis (USA)

Kevin F. Daly, Assistant Professor of Classics, Bucknell University (USA)

Wolfgang Decker, Professor emeritus of sport history, Deutsche Sporthochschule, Köln (Germany)

Luc Deitz, Ausserplanmässiger Professor of Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin, University of Trier (Germany), and Curator of manuscripts and rare books, National Library of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Michael Dewar, Professor of Classics, University of Toronto (Canada)

John D. Dillery, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Virginia (USA)

Sheila Dillon, Associate Professor, Depts. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and Classical Studies, Duke University (USA)

Douglas Domingo-Forasté, Professor of Classics, California State University, Long Beach (USA)

Pierre Ducrey, professeur honoraire, Université de Lausanne (Switzerland)

Roger Dunkle, Professor of Classics Emeritus, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (USA)

Michael M. Eisman, Associate Professor Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, Department of History, Temple University (USA)

Mostafa El-Abbadi, Professor Emeritus, University of Alexandria (Egypt)

R. Malcolm Errington, Professor für Alte Geschichte (Emeritus) Philipps-Universität, Marburg (Germany)

Panagiotis Faklaris, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Denis Feeney, Giger Professor of Latin, Princeton University (USA)

Elizabeth A. Fisher, Professor of Classics and Art History, Randolph-Macon College (USA)

Nick Fisher, Professor of Ancient History, Cardiff University (UK)

R. Leon Fitts, Asbury J Clarke Professor of Classical Studies, Emeritus, FSA, Scot., Dickinson Colllege (USA)

John M. Fossey FRSC, FSA, Emeritus Professor of Art History (and Archaeology), McGill Univertsity, Montreal, and Curator of Archaeology, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Canada)

Robin Lane Fox, University Reader in Ancient History, New College, Oxford (UK)

Rainer Friedrich, Professor of Classics Emeritus, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. (Canada)

Heide Froning, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Marburg (Germany)

Peter Funke, Professor of Ancient History, University of Muenster (Germany)

Traianos Gagos, Professor of Greek and Papyrology, University of Michigan (USA)

Robert Garland, Roy D. and Margaret B. Wooster Professor of the Classics, Colgate University, Hamilton NY (USA)

Douglas E. Gerber, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies, University of Western Ontario (Canada)

Hans R. Goette, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Giessen (Germany); German Archaeological Institute, Berlin (Germany)

Sander M. Goldberg, Professor of Classics, UCLA (USA)

Erich S. Gruen, Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Christian Habicht, Professor of Ancient History, Emeritus, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA)

Donald C. Haggis, Nicholas A. Cassas Term Professor of Greek Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)

Judith P. Hallett, Professor of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (USA)

Prof. Paul B. Harvey, Jr. Head, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, The Pennsylvania State University (USA)

Eleni Hasaki, Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Arizona (USA)

Miltiades B. Hatzopoulos, Director, Research Centre for Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Research Foundation, Athens (Greece)

Wolf-Dieter Heilmeyer, Prof. Dr., Freie Universität Berlin und Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (Germany)

Steven W. Hirsch, Associate Professor of Classics and History, Tufts University (USA)

Karl-J. Hölkeskamp, Professor of Ancient History, University of Cologne (Germany)

Frank L. Holt, Professor of Ancient History, University of Houston (USA)

Dan Hooley, Professor of Classics, University of Missouri (USA)

Meredith C. Hoppin, Gagliardi Professor of Classical Languages, Williams College, Williamstown, MA (USA)

Caroline M. Houser, Professor of Art History Emerita, Smith College (USA) and Affiliated Professor, University of Washington (USA)

Georgia Kafka, Visiting Professor of Modern Greek Language, Literature and History, University of New Brunswick (Canada)

Anthony Kaldellis, Professor of Greek and Latin, The Ohio State University (USA)

Andromache Karanika, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California, Irvine (USA)

Robert A. Kaster, Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin, Princeton University (USA)

Vassiliki Kekela, Adjunct Professor of Greek Studies, Classics Department, Hunter College, City University of New York (USA)

Dietmar Kienast, Professor Emeritus of Ancient History, University of Duesseldorf (Germany)

Karl Kilinski II, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Southern Methodist University (USA)

Dr. Florian Knauss, associate director, Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek Muenchen (Germany)

Denis Knoepfler, Professor of Greek Epigraphy and History, Collège de France (Paris)

Ortwin Knorr, Associate Professor of Classics, Willamette University (USA)

Robert B. Koehl, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Classical and Oriental Studies Hunter College, City University of New York (USA)

Georgia Kokkorou-Alevras, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens (Greece)

Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Classical Studies, Brandeis University (USA)

Eric J. Kondratieff, Assistant Professor of Classics and Ancient History, Department of Greek & Roman Classics, Temple University

Haritini Kotsidu, Apl. Prof. Dr. für Klassische Archäologie, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M. (Germany)

Lambrini Koutoussaki, Dr., Lecturer of Classical Archaeology, University of Zürich (Switzerland)

David Kovacs, Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics, University of Virginia (USA)

Peter Krentz, W. R. Grey Professor of Classics and History, Davidson College (USA)

Friedrich Krinzinger, Professor of Classical Archaeology Emeritus, University of Vienna (Austria)

Michael Kumpf, Professor of Classics, Valparaiso University (USA)

Donald G. Kyle, Professor of History, University of Texas at Arlington (USA)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Helmut Kyrieleis, former president of the German Archaeological Institute, Berlin (Germany)

Gerald V. Lalonde, Benedict Professor of Classics, Grinnell College (USA)

Steven Lattimore, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of California, Los Angeles (USA)

Francis M. Lazarus, President, University of Dallas (USA)

Mary R. Lefkowitz, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Emerita, Wellesley College (USA)

Iphigeneia Leventi, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Thessaly (Greece)

Daniel B. Levine, Professor of Classical Studies, University of Arkansas (USA)

Christina Leypold, Dr. phil., Archaeological Institute, University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Vayos Liapis, Associate Professor of Greek, Centre d’Études Classiques & Département de Philosophie, Université de Montréal (Canada)

Hugh Lloyd-Jones, Professor of Greek Emeritus, University of Oxford (UK)

Yannis Lolos, Assistant Professor, History, Archaeology, and Anthropology, University of Thessaly (Greece)

Stanley Lombardo, Professor of Classics, University of Kansas, USA

Anthony Long, Professor of Classics and Irving G. Stone Professor of Literature, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Julia Lougovaya, Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, Columbia University (USA)

A.D. Macro, Hobart Professor of Classical Languages emeritus, Trinity College (USA)

John Magee, Professor, Department of Classics, Director, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto (Canada)

Dr. Christofilis Maggidis, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Dickinson College (USA)

Jeannette Marchand, Assistant Professor of Classics, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio (USA)

Richard P. Martin, Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics, Stanford University (USA)

Maria Mavroudi, Professor of Byzantine History, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Alexander Mazarakis Ainian, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Thessaly (Greece)

James R. McCredie, Sherman Fairchild Professor emeritus; Director, Excavations in Samothrace Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (USA)

James C. McKeown, Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Robert A. Mechikoff, Professor and Life Member of the International Society of Olympic Historians, San Diego State University (USA)

Andreas Mehl, Professor of Ancient History, Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg (Germany)

Harald Mielsch, Professor of Classical Archeology, University of Bonn (Germany)

Stephen G. Miller, Professor of Classical Archaeology Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Phillip Mitsis, A.S. Onassis Professor of Classics and Philosophy, New York University (USA)

Peter Franz Mittag, Professor für Alte Geschichte, Universität zu Köln (Germany)

David Gordon Mitten, James Loeb Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology, Harvard University (USA)

Margaret S. Mook, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Iowa State University (USA)

Anatole Mori, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, University of Missouri- Columbia (USA)

Jennifer Sheridan Moss, Associate Professor, Wayne State University (USA)

Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Assistant Professor of Greek Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York (USA).

Richard Neudecker, PD of Classical Archaeology, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Rom (Italy)

James M.L. Newhard, Associate Professor of Classics, College of Charleston (USA)

Carole E. Newlands, Professor of Classics, University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA)

John Maxwell O’Brien, Professor of History, Queens College, City University of New York (USA)

James J. O’Hara, Paddison Professor of Latin, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (USA)

Martin Ostwald, Professor of Classics (ret.), Swarthmore College and Professor of Classical Studies (ret.), University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Olga Palagia, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens (Greece)

Vassiliki Panoussi, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, The College of William and Mary (USA)

Maria C. Pantelia, Professor of Classics, University of California, Irvine (USA)

Pantos A.Pantos, Adjunct Faculty, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly (Greece)

Anthony J. Papalas, Professor of Ancient History, East Carolina University (USA)

Nassos Papalexandrou, Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin (USA)

Polyvia Parara, Visiting Assistant Professor of Greek Language and Civilization, Department of Classics, Georgetown University (USA)

Richard W. Parker, Associate Professor of Classics, Brock University (Canada)

Robert Parker, Wykeham Professor of Ancient History, New College, Oxford (UK)

Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi, Associate Professor of Classics, Stanford University (USA)

Jacques Perreault, Professor of Greek archaeology, Université de Montréal, Québec (Canada)

Yanis Pikoulas, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek History, University of Thessaly (Greece)

John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, University of Southern California (USA)

David Potter, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Greek and Latin. The University of Michigan (USA)

Robert L. Pounder, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Vassar College (USA)

Nikolaos Poulopoulos, Assistant Professor in History and Chair in Modern Greek Studies, McGill University (Canada)

William H. Race, George L. Paddison Professor of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)

John T. Ramsey, Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)

Karl Reber, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Rush Rehm, Professor of Classics and Drama, Stanford University (USA)

Werner Riess, Associate Professor of Classics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)

Robert H. Rivkin, Ancient Studies Department, University of Maryland Baltimore County (USA)

Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Professor of Classics, The University of Vermont (USA)

Robert H. Rodgers. Lyman-Roberts Professor of Classical Languages and Literature, University of Vermont (USA)

Nathan Rosenstein, Professor of Ancient History, The Ohio State University (USA)

John C. Rouman, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of New Hampshire, (USA)

Dr. James Roy, Reader in Greek History (retired), University of Nottingham (UK)

Steven H. Rutledge, Associate Professor of Classics, Department of Classics, University of Maryland, College Park (USA)

Christina A. Salowey, Associate Professor of Classics, Hollins University (USA)

Guy D. R. Sanders, Resident Director of Corinth Excavations, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Greece)

Theodore Scaltsas, Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy, University of Edinburgh (UK)

Thomas F. Scanlon, Professor of Classics, University of California, Riverside (USA)

Bernhard Schmaltz, Prof. Dr. Archäologisches Institut der CAU, Kiel (Germany)

Rolf M. Schneider, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München (Germany)

Peter Scholz, Professor of Ancient History and Culture, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Christof Schuler, director, Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy of the German Archaeological Institute, Munich (Germany)

Paul D. Scotton, Assoociate Professor Classical Archaeology and Classics, California State University Long Beach (USA)

Danuta Shanzer, Professor of Classics and Medieval Studies, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America (USA)

James P. Sickinger, Associate Professor of Classics, Florida State University (USA)

Marilyn B. Skinner 
Professor of Classics, 
University of Arizona (USA)

Niall W. Slater, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Latin and Greek, Emory University (USA)

Peter M. Smith, Associate Professor of Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)

Dr. Philip J. Smith, Research Associate in Classical Studies, McGill University (Canada)

Susan Kirkpatrick Smith Assistant Professor of Anthropology Kennesaw State University (USA)

Antony Snodgrass, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge (UK)

Theodosia Stefanidou-Tiveriou, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).

Andrew Stewart, Nicholas C. Petris Professor of Greek Studies, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Oliver Stoll, Univ.-Prof. Dr., Alte Geschichte/ Ancient History,Universität Passau (Germany)

Richard Stoneman, Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter (England)

Ronald Stroud, Klio Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley (USA)

Sarah Culpepper Stroup, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Washington (USA)

Nancy Sultan, Professor and Director, Greek & Roman Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University (USA)

David W. Tandy, Professor of Classics, University of Tennessee (USA)

James Tatum, Aaron Lawrence Professor of Classics, Dartmouth College

Martha C. Taylor, Associate Professor of Classics, Loyola College in Maryland

Petros Themelis, Professor Emeritus of Classical Archaeology, Athens (Greece)

Eberhard Thomas, Priv.-Doz. Dr.,Archäologisches Institut der Universität zu Köln (Germany)

Michalis Tiverios, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Michael K. Toumazou, Professor of Classics, Davidson College (USA)

Stephen V. Tracy, Professor of Greek and Latin Emeritus, Ohio State University (USA)

Prof. Dr. Erich Trapp, Austrian Academy of Sciences/Vienna resp. University of Bonn (Germany)

Stephen M. Trzaskoma, Associate Professor of Classics, University of New Hampshire (USA)

Vasiliki Tsamakda, Professor of Christian Archaeology and Byzantine History of Art, University of Mainz (Germany)

Christopher Tuplin, Professor of Ancient History, University of Liverpool (UK)

Gretchen Umholtz, Lecturer, Classics and Art History, University of Massachusetts, Boston (USA)

Panos Valavanis, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Athens (Greece)

Athanassios Vergados, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Christina Vester, Assistant Professor of Classics, University of Waterloo (Canada)

Emmanuel Voutiras, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Speros Vryonis, Jr., Alexander S. Onassis Professor (Emeritus) of Hellenic Civilization and Culture, New York University (USA)

Michael B. Walbank, Professor Emeritus of Greek, Latin & Ancient History, The University of Calgary (Canada)

Bonna D. Wescoat, Associate Professor, Art History and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Emory University (USA)

E. Hector Williams, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Roger J. A. Wilson, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, and Director, Centre for the Study of Ancient Sicily, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)

Engelbert Winter, Professor for Ancient History, University of Münster (Germany)

Timothy F. Winters, Ph.D. Alumni Assn. Distinguished Professor of Classics, Austin Peay State University (USA)

Michael Zahrnt, Professor für Alte Geschichte, Universität zu Köln (Germany)

Paul Zanker, Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies, University of Munich (Germany)

200 signatures as of May 18th 2009.

For the growing list of scholars, please go to the Addenda.

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cc: J. Biden, Vice President, USA

H. Clinton, Secretary of State USA

P. Gordon, Asst. Secretary-designate, European and Eurasian Affairs

H.L Berman, Chair, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

I. Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member, House Committee on Foreign Affairs

J. Kerry, Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

R.G. Lugar, Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

R. Menendez, United States Senator from New Jersey.

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Addenda

12 Scholars added on May 19th 2009:

Mariana Anagnostopoulos, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Fresno (USA)

John P. Anton, Distinguished Professor of Greek Philosophy and Culture University of South Florida (USA)

Effie F. Athanassopoulos, Associate Professor 
Anthropology and Classics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA)

Leonidas Bargeliotes, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Athens, President of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture (Greece)

Joseph W. Day, Professor of Classics, Wabash College (USA)

Christos C. Evangeliou, Professor of Ancient Hellenic Philosophy, Towson University, Maryland, Honorary President of International Association for Greek Philosophy (USA)

Eleni Kalokairinou, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Secretary of the Olympic Center of Philosophy and Culture (Cyprus)

Lilian Karali, Professor of Prehistoric and Environmental Archaeology, University of Athens (Greece)

Anna Marmodoro, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford (UK)

Marion Meyer, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Vienna (Austria)

Jessica L. Nitschke, Assistant Professor of Classics, Georgetown University (USA)

David C.Young, Professor of Classics Emeritus, University of Florida (USA)

10 Scholars added on May 20th 2009:

Maria Ypsilanti, Assistant Professor of Ancient Greek Literature, University of Cyprus

Christos Panayides, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Nicosia (Cyprus)

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis, Professor of Anthropology, Adelphi University (USA)

Dr. Irma Wehgartner, Curator of the Martin von Wagner Museum der Universität Würzburg (Germany)

Dr. Ioannis Georganas, Researcher, Department of History and Archaeology, Foundation of the Hellenic World (Greece)

Maria Papaioannou, Assistant Professor in Classical Archaeology, University of New Brunswick (Canada)

Chryssa Maltezou, Professor emeritus, University of Athens, Director of the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Postbyzantine Studies in Venice (Italy)

Myrto Dragona-Monachou, Professor emerita of Philosophy, University of Athens (Greece)

David L. Berkey, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Fresno (USA)

Stephan Heilen, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

3 Scholars added on May 21st 2009:

Rosalia Hatzilambrou, Researcher, Academy of Athens (Greece)

Athanasios Sideris, Ph.D., Head of the History and Archaeology Department, Foundation of the Hellenic World, Athens (Greece)

Rev. Dr. Demetrios J Constantelos, Charles Cooper Townsend Professor of Ancient and Byzantine history, Emeritus; Distinguished Research Scholar in Residence at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (USA)

3 Scholars added on May 22nd 2009:

Ioannis M. Akamatis, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Lefteris Platon, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, University of Athens (Greece)

Lucia Athanassaki, Associate Professor of Classical Philology, University of Crete (Greece)

5 Scholars added on May 23rd 2009:

Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Professor of Philosophy, University of California-San Diego (USA)

Ioannes G. Leontiades, Assistant Professor of Byzantine History, Aristotle University of Thessalonike (Greece)

Ewen Bowie, Emeritus Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Oxford (UK)

Mika Kajava, Professor of Greek Language and Literature; Head of the Department of Classical Studies, University of Helsinki (Finland)

Christian R. Raschle, Assistant Professor of Roman History, Centre d’Études Classiques & Département d’Histoire, Université de Montréal (Canada)

4 Scholars added on May 25th 2009:

Selene Psoma, Senior Lecturer of Ancient History, University of Athens (Greece)

G. M. Sifakis, Professor Emeritus of Classics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & New York University (Greece & USA)

Kostas Buraselis, Professor of Ancient History, University of Athens (Greece)

Michael Ferejohn, Associate Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Duke University (USA)

5 Scholars added on May 26th 2009:

Ioannis Xydopoulos, Assistant Professor in Ancient History, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Stella Drougou, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Heather L. Reid, Professor of Philosophy, Morningside College (USA)

Thomas A. Suits, Emeritus Professor of Classical Languages, University of Connecticut (USA)

Dr Thomas Johansen, Reader in Ancient Philosophy, University of Oxford (UK)

6 Scholars added on May 27th 2009:

Frösén Jaakko, Professor of Greek philology, University of Helsinki (Finland)

John F. Kenfield, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Rutgers University (USA)

Dr. Aristotle Michopoulos, Professor & Chair, Greek Studies Dept., Hellenic College (Brookline, MA, USA)

Guy MacLean Rogers, Kemper Professor of Classics and History, Wellesley College (USA)

Stavros Frangoulidis, Associate Professor of Latin. Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

Yannis Tzifopoulos, Associate Professor of Ancient Greek and Epigraphy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

1 Scholar added on May 29th 2009:

Christos Simelidis, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Lincoln College, University of Oxford (UK)

3 Scholars added on June 2nd 2009:

Dr. Peter Grossmann, Member emeritus, German Archaeological Institute, Cairo (Egypt)

Eleni Papaefthymiou, Curator of the Numismatic Collection of the Foundation of the Hellenic World (Greece)

Evangeline Markou, Adjunct Lecturer in Greek History, Open University of Cyprus (Cyprus)

2 Scholars added on June 3rd 2009:

Aliki Moustaka, Professor of Classical Archaeology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

François de Callata, Professor of Monetary and Financial history of the Greek world, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris/Sorbonne) and Professor of Financial history of the Greco-Roman world, Université libre de Bruxelles (France and Brussels)

Letter to Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton about FYROM

By , April 21, 2010 11:07 PM

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton
State Department
United States of America

Dear Madame Secretary,

We, the representatives of the Pan Macedonian Association USA, one of the largest Greek-American organizations are writing you this letter on the heels of an article published in the US Department of State’s April 2010 issue of State Magazine, whose contents we find highly offensive and provocative. The article in question was written by Stephanie Rowlands, the wife of Ryan Rowlands who is the public affairs officer at the US Embassy in Skopje. It is titled “Skopje, Ancient Macedonia builds modern democracy”, is found on pages 20-25 http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/138927.pdf yet it is curiously flagged as the “Post of the Month” and is showcased on the front page of the magazine. We will focus on a few things which we consider unacceptable to be coming from the Department of State’s official publication.

We can laugh off the mention of “Ancient Macedonia” and the first line of the article that states: “Macedonia, the name evokes images of ancient civilizations, with men in togas and sandals bearing spears and shields”, and refer the US Department of State to established World History. We can also refer the Department to the letter written to President Obama from over 360 renowned classicists deploring the ridiculous antiquization campaign of historical revisionism from Skopje’s ultranationalist government. However, we cannot laugh off nor ignore the following line:

“Today major portions of historical Macedonia lie within neighboring countries.”

With this unfortunate line, the US Department of State has legitimized Greece’s concerns in the Balkans after the fall of Yugoslavia, and it is championing the irredentist claims of Skopje. Is the Department of State implying that the FYROM is the heir to historical Macedonia? We would like to know if the United States questions the sovereignty of Greece over its own borders. Historical Macedonia is in Greece and is an inextricable part of Greece – period. A Macedonia without Pella, Vergina, Dion, Philippi, and Thessaloniki is not really Macedonia is it? The line from the Department’s magazine is provocative to say the least.

Additionally, apart from the obvious attempt to thrust Skopje’s image to the world (which is fine to do so), the underlying tone and message of the article remains that “Macedonia” (sic) is a stable Balkan country and it is its neighbors that are trying to destabilize it. There is no mention of any contribution to the instability of the Balkans that Skopje has. Moreover, there is an underlying jab at Greece with every line that is written. In no uncertain terms it is Greece, a “most contentious” neighbor which has “hindered its inclusion” into NATO and the European Union and thus it is capricious Greece which is implicitly seen in a negative light. It is almost as if we do not know with what name Skopje came to the bargaining table at the NATO Summit in Bucharest in March of 2008. Furthermore, comparisons of the multicultural FYROM with the United States and how “appealing” it is to Americans are other attempts to showcase Skopje as a darling in the Balkans. On the title page “The Pearl of the Balkans” is written in bold. Even though we understand locals call Lake Ohrid by this title, it is translated as “Biser Balkanski”, which is also the title of a popular irredentist song in the FYROM: “Ey Macedonia, You are the Pearl of the Balkans, Unite Pirin and Egejska (Aegean) with the clear waters of the Vardar, There is only one truth…only one Macedonia, Share it – divide it, But again our beloved will become ours!” At most this was an unfortunate choice of a title.

If the United States wants to nation-build in the FYROM, they can do so but not on the back of Greek history and sensitivities. The collective memory of the United States Department of State shines with Edward Stettinius Jr.’s words in his 1944 Circular Airgram to US diplomatic circles (see attached): “This government considers talk of Macedonian “nation,” Macedonian “Fatherland,” or Macedonian “national consciousness” to be unjustified demagoguery representing no ethnic nor political reality, and sees in its present revival a possible cloak for aggressive intentions against Greece.”

We are asking for a public explanation for this propaganda piece coming from the US Department of State. We also ask to include the letter http://macedonia-evidence.org/obama-letter.html of the 362 professors and researchers to President Obama in one of the Magazine of the State Department’s monthly publications as soon as possible. Your husband understood Greece’s positions, as President Obama understands the sensitivities of the Greeks regarding their history. We would like to believe that you do as well.

Sincerely and with regret,

Nina Gatzoulis Maria Hatzinakos
President Secretary

Cc President of US Barack Obama
Senator Robert Menendez
Senator Olympia Snow
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Congressman Gus Bilirakis
Congressman John Sarbanes
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Congresswoman Nikki Tsongas

Ανοικτή επιστολή προς τον Ισπανό Υπουργό Εξωτερικών κ. Miguel Angel Moratinos

By , April 21, 2010 11:00 PM

Ανοικτή επιστολή προς τον Ισπανό Υπουργό Εξωτερικών κ. Miguel Angel Moratinos

Αξιότιμε κ. Υπουργέ Αθήνα, 21 Απρ. 2010

Πληροφορηθήκαμε με αγωνία το ταξίδι σας στα Σκόπια καθώς οι ληφθείσες πληροφορίες εμφανίζονται αμφίσημες για μας του πραγματικούς Μακεδόνες, που δίνουμε σκληρό αγώνα για να μην μας κλέψουν το όνομα, την εθνική μας ταυτότητα και την κληρονομιά μας , στην ιερή γη των προγόνων μας, των Ελλήνων Μακεδόνων και στην πατρίδα του μέγιστου Ελληνα Μακεδόνα προγόνου μας , του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου .

Προς τούτο θα μας επιτρέψετε να σας θέσουμε ορισμένα ερωτήματα , όχι για να σας βοηθήσουμε να βρείτε τον δρόμο της ιστορικής , εθνολογικής και πολιτικής αλήθειας-που φανταζόμαστε ότι την γνωρίζετε καλώς- αναφορικά με το όνομα της γειτονικής Παιονίας(ΠΓΔΜ) .

Αμφιβάλλετε μήπως ότι :

1/ «Ο Αλέξανδρος είναι Έλληνας και σε καμία περίπτωση πρόγονος των σημερινών Σλαβομακεδόνων» ;(δήλωση του Alfried Wieczorek Διευθυντής του Αρχαιολογικού Μουσείου Reiss-Engelhorn Museum στο Μάνχαϊμ της Γερμανίας)΄

2/ « Η ΠΓΔΜ (FYROM) , που αυτοαποκαλείται “Μακεδονία” και έχει κύρια γλώσσα την σλαβική, σφετερίζεται την παράδοση της αρχαίας Μακεδονίας»(Δήλωση τέως Προέδρου Γκλιγκόρωφ για την σλαβομακεδονική ταυτότητα των Σκοπίων)

3/ Όσοι επισκέφθηκαν τη Μακεδονία και είδαν ελληνικές επιγραφές, τους τάφους, τα ανάκτορα, τα αγάλματα και τα αρχαία θέατρα, είδαν την ιστορική αλήθεια. Με την ευκαιρία σας προσκαλούμε από τα Σκόπια να έλθετε στη Θεσσαλονίκη και εκείθεν στην Πέλλα, Βεργίνα , Δίον , Αιγές και άλλα μέρη ώστε να σχηματίσετε και εσείς προσωπική αντίληψη για την πραγματική Μακεδονία, ότι δηλαδή είναι η Ελληνική και ουδεμία σχέση έχει με την άρχαία Παιονία

4/ Ο αείμνηστος Πρόεδρος κ. Φρανσουά Μιττεράν μετά την επίσκεψή του στη Βεργίνα το 1982 δήλωσε: «Δεν γνώριζα για τις ανασκαφές, ούτε φανταζόμουν τόσο έντονη τη σφραγίδα της Ελλάδος εδώ. Βυθίστηκα στο μεγαλείο των αρχαίων Μακεδόνων».

5/ Όταν ήμουν Υπουργός Μακεδονίας-Θράκης, λέγει ο κ. Ν. Μάρτης, πέντε Πρέσβεις της ΟΥΝΕΣΚΟ ζήτησαν να επισκεφθούν τη Βεργίνα, οπότε ανέλαβα την μετακίνηση και την ξενάγησή τους. Επισκέφθηκαν τη Βεργίνα και εν συνεχεία πήγαν σ’ ένα εστιατόριο της Βέροιας. Μεταξύ των Πρεσβευτών ήταν και ο Πρέσβυς της Ολλανδίας, ο οποίος ήταν 15 χρόνια στην ΟΥΝΕΣΚΟ και θεωρείτο ένας εκ των σημαντικότερων Πρεσβευτών στην ΟΥΝΕΣΚΟ. Οι τέσσερις Πρέσβεις συνεχώς ανεφέροντο στα εκπληκτικά εκθέματα της Βεργίνας, αλλά τους διέκοψε ο Ολλανδός Πρέσβυς και τους είπε: «Ωραία αυτά που λέτε! Για μένα ένα έχει σημασία! Είδα ελληνικές επιγραφές και ξεκαθάρισε το θέμα Μακεδονία».

6/ Το Ινστιτούτο Εξωτερικών Υποθέσεων της Σουηδίας με το Πανεπιστήμιο Lund και τον διακεκριμένο συγγραφέα Staffan Stolpe, σε μελέτη τους το 1995 για την ταυτότητα της Μακεδονίας έγραψαν: «Όλοι, και οι Υπουργοί, πρέπει να συνειδητοποιήσουμε, ότι η Ιστορία της Μακεδονίας δεν είναι Ιστορία μόνο των Ελλήνων, αλλά και όλων των Ευρωπαίων, διότι οι Μακεδόνες διέδωσαν τον Ελληνικό Πολιτισμό στην Ευρώπη και τον κόσμο ολόκληρο».

7/ Ο Ζέλεφ ως Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας της Βουλγαρίας επισκέφθηκε την 20η Ιουνίου 1993 τη Σουηδία και όταν ρωτήθηκε από δημοσιογράφο της Σουηδικής Εφημερίδας Svenska Dugbladed για «Μακεδονικό Έθνος» δήλωσε ότι: «Το Μακεδονικό Έθνος που δημιούργησε μετά τον Πόλεμο η Κομιντέρν είναι Έγκλημα του ΤΙΤΟΪΣΜΟΥ και του ΣΤΑΛΙΝΙΣΜΟΥ».

8/ Μετά την ανακήρυξη την 2α Αυγούστου 1944 από τον Τίτο της «Σοσιαλιστικής Δημοκρατίας της Μακεδονίας», ο Υπουργός Εξωτερικών των ΗΠΑ Stettinious – τον Δεκέμβριο 1944 – με την υπ’ αριθ. 868614/26.12.1944

9/ Τα ανωτέρω είναι γνωστά σε όλο τον κόσμο, αλλά δυστυχώς η υπηρεσία διεύρυνσης της ΕΕ, παρά την υπόμνηση της Παγκοσμίου Παμμακεδονικής Ομοσπονδίας , δεν κατέστη δυνατόν να την επισκεφθεί τη Μακεδονία, ο τότε Αρμόδιος Επίτροπο; κ. Oli Ren με την Επιτροπή Σύνδεσης, δηλαδή τους Σκοπιανούς Βουλευτές και Ευρωβουλευτές , για να δουν την ιστορική αλήθεια, ώστε να διαπιστώσουν οι Σκοπιανοί ότι τους εξαπάτησε ο Τίτο με το να τους θεωρεί απογόνους του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου για τον στόχο του, δηλαδή την απόσπαση της Μακεδονίας από την Ελλάδα προς έλεγχο του Αιγαίου. Παρόμοια εξαπάτηση έκανε ο Χίτλερ στον Γερμανικό λαό, ότι τάχα ανήκουν στην Αρία φυλή για να εδραιώσει τον Ναζισμό .

Και για να μην σας κουράζω με την ιστορία, εθνολογία και λαογραφία που ομιλεί Ελληνικά, θα σας παραπέμψω στην επιστολή 360 εκ των πλέον διακεκριμένων κλασικιστών ακαδημαικών , αρχαιολόγων και ιστορκών από όλο τον κόσμο που γράφουν τα εξής:

“Οι κάτωθι υπογράφοντες καθηγητές και ερευνητές πανεπιστημίων και ερευνητικών ιδρυμάτων της Ελλάδος, των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών και άλλων χωρών, μέλη του «Ελληνικού Ηλεκτρονικού Κέντρου», www.greece.org

υποστηρίζουμε και προωθούμε την επιστολή η οποία απευθύνεται στον Πρόεδρο των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών κ. Ομπάμα: http://macedonia-evidence.org/obama-letter-gr.html. Ταυτοχρόνως απευθύνουμε έκκληση στην Ελληνική κυβέρνηση να γνωστοποιήσει στον Ελληνικό λαό, τα Ελληνικά και κυρίως διεθνή ΜΜΕ, Αρχηγούς κρατών και Πρεσβείες, την επιστολή που απευθύνουν περισσότεροι από 335(ήδη έφτασαν τους 360) κορυφαίοι ακαδημαϊκοί Ιστορικοί και Αρχαιολόγοι από όλον τον κόσμο, οι οποίοι είναι ειδικοί ν’ αποφανθούν για το συγκεκριμένο θέμα, προς τον Αμερικανό Πρόεδρο Μπαράκ Ομπάμα, προτρέποντας την κυβέρνησή του «να συμβάλει στον τερματισμό της παραχάραξης της ιστορίας από την π.Γ.Δ.Μ. και να διορθώσει τα λάθη της προηγούμενης κυβέρνησης του Τζωρτζ Μπους».
Κύριε Υπουργέ

Για μας τους Μακεδόνες η οποιαδήποτε σύνθετη ονομασία που θα περιέχει τον όρο «Μακεδονία» για την

γείτονα χώρα είναι άκρως επικίνδυνη για τον Ελληνισμό και για την ιδιαίτερη πατρίδα μας τη Μακεδονία. Σύνθετη ονομασαία σημαίνει ότι ένα πολυεθνές, σλαβοαλβανικό επί το πλείστον, μόνον 18 χρόνων κράτος, θα μοιράζεται το

αρχαίο όνομα της Μακεδονίας μας με τον Ελληνισμό. Επιπλέον, η λέξη «Μακεδονία» μετά πό 3000 χρόνια θα αντιπροσωπεύει ένα κράτος βορείως της Μακεδονίας μας με τη σύμφωνη γνώμη της διεθνούς κοινότητος .

Και να ξέρετε κ, Υπουργέ ότι η Ε. Ε θα κριθεί από την ιστορία αν κάνει ένα τόσο μεγάλο ιστορικό και πολιτικό κακούργημα.

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