Greece

There are 17 comments on the Encyclopaedia Britannica story from Nov 5, 2011, titled Greece. In it, Encyclopaedia Britannica reports that:

Mountains have historically restricted internal communications, but the sea has opened up wider horizons.

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Scupikiller

Port Orchard, WA

#1 Nov 6, 2011
Well if Britannica says. Macedonia is in Greece. That proves it all.
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Greece

#2 Nov 6, 2011
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Greece

#3 Nov 6, 2011
ELLADA MOU PATRIDA MOU,POIA KSOTIKA,POIA BRWMERA SYMFERONTA SE TRWNE......
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H XARISTIKH BOLH STO GIORGO.

Since: May 11

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#4 Nov 6, 2011
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE wrote:
yes file,thats the fake version of the Macedonian cities,thank you comprehened me and Macedonians.
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Ioánnina, Greece

#5 Nov 6, 2011
Jany Macedonian wrote:
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yes file,thats the fake version of the Macedonian cities,thank you comprehened me and Macedonians.
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
You are not Makedonian......but this you already know!
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Ioánnina, Greece

#6 Nov 6, 2011
Jany Macedonian wrote:
<quoted text>
yes file,thats the fake version of the Macedonian cities,thank you comprehened me and Macedonians.
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
Macedonia is the Greek name Makedonia!

“Mess with the best,”

Since: Apr 08

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#7 Nov 6, 2011
SS (Stupid Scupis) I didnt wrote the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Take it out with them. But as usual, SS are afraid, so they do their best(best=insults)

“Ziv Gospodar”

Since: Oct 08

Trinity, State of

#8 Nov 6, 2011
And I don't need Britannica to tell me that Greece will not exist next month.

Britannica would get that information wrong too.
mr large

Mansfield, MA

#10 Nov 6, 2011
Blagoja wrote:
And I don't need Britannica to tell me that Greece will not exist next month.
Britannica would get that information wrong too.
stop being such a retarded monkey if you want any credibility, are you goatfuckers in the eu or nato? you don't even have a name according to the eu

“Ziv Gospodar”

Since: Oct 08

Trinity, State of

#11 Nov 6, 2011
mr large wrote:
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stop being such a retarded monkey if you want any credibility, are you goatfuckers in the eu or nato? you don't even have a name according to the eu
You don't have a country according to the EU.
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Greece

#12 Nov 7, 2011
Blagoja wrote:
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You don't have a country according to the EU.
Sleep well and dream........maybe in your dream!
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
Your reality,rediculous FyroMonkeys!
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Greece

#13 Nov 7, 2011
Blagoja wrote:
And I don't need Britannica to tell me that Greece will not exist next month.
Britannica would get that information wrong too.
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
Sure-sure FyroMonkey!

“"MAKEDONKA"”

Since: Jul 08

Bitola

#14 Nov 7, 2011
Alexander may have killed at least 50,000 Greeks who where fighting on the Persian side and you clam his Greek your stupidity is beyond belief.

[1] Arrian's The Campaigns of Alexander "The cavalry action which ensued was desperate enough, and the Persians broke only when they knew that the Greek mercenaries were being cut and destroyed by the Macedonian infantry." [p.119-20]
[ancient Greeks fighting against ancient Macedonians and the modern Greeks called Alexander's conquest Greek? Something doesn't add up here.]
[2] Arrian "The Campaigns of Alexander" "When received the report that Alexander was moving forward to the attack, he sent some 30,000 mounted troops and 20,000 light infantry across the river Pinarus, to give himself a chance of getting the main body of his army into position without molestation. His dispositions were as follows: in the van of his heavy infantry were his 30,000 Greek mercenaries, facing the Macedonian infantry, with some 60,000 Persian heavy infantry- known as Kardakes." [p.114]
[Paradoxical juncture: Alexander's conquest can not be called Greek conquest while 30,000 Greeks are actually fighting against Alexander and his Macedonians, while far less,(7,000) were part of the Macedonian army.]
[3] Quintus Rufus "The History of Alexander" Patron, the Greek commander, speaks with Darius:
"Your Majesty", said Patron, "we few are all that remain of 50,000 Greeks. We were all with you in your more fortunate days, and in your present situation we remain as we were when you were prospering, ready to make for and to accept as our country and our home any lands you choose. We and you have been drawn together both by your prosperity and your adversity. By this inviolable loyalty of ours I beg and beseech you: pitch your tent in our area of the camp and let us be your bodyguards. We have left Greece behind; for us there is no Bactria; our hopes rest entirely in you - I wish that were true of the others also! Further talk serves no purpose. As a foreigner born of another race I should not be asking for the responsibility of guarding your person if I thought anyone else could do it." [p.112-13]
[50,000 Greeks serving with Darius’ army and fighting Alexander's Macedonians. A legitimate and a very obvious question: If Alexander’s army was in fact a ‘Greek army’, as the modern Greeks claim, then how is it possible for a ‘Greek king’- Alexander, to hire mercenaries - Greeks, from his 'own' country? 50,000 strong Greeks were with Darius fighting the Macedonians, while Alexander took only 7,000 Greeks next to his Macedonians which served him as "hostages" and "were potential trouble makers" (Green), which he got rid of only when he learned that the rebellion in Greece against the Macedonian occupation forces there was suppressed (Green, Badian, Borza). The fact that 50,000 Greeks were fighting Alexander’s Macedonians shows clearly that their loyalty and their numerical superiority lies with Darius and his Persians, not with Alexander and his Macedonians. As Peter Green puts it: "if this was a Greek conquest where were the Greek troops?" Alexander’s conquest can not therefore be at all a Greek conquest, but simply a Macedonian conquest.]
[4] "The turning point in the evolution of Alexander's army appears to have been the year 330. Until then the Macedonian component was progressively reinforced, reaching peaks before Issus and after the arrival of Amyntas' great contingent late in 331. Alexander then thought it safe to divest himself of non Macedonian troops. The forces from the Corinthean League, infantry and cavalry, were demobilized from Ecbetana in the spring of 330;

“"MAKEDONKA"”

Since: Jul 08

Bitola

#15 Nov 7, 2011
Dictionary Definition of Greece

A country of southeast Europe on the southern Balkan Peninsula and including numerous islands in the Mediterranean, Aegean, and Ionian seas. Settled by Achaeans, Aeolians, Ionians, Minoans, and
***Dorians ***by 1000 B.C., the region grew as an amalgam of independent city-states, many of which established colonies throughout the Mediterranean by the eighth century B.C..

**** Classical Greek culture, centered around Athens, reached a high point in the fifth century B.C. before being ***conquered*** by Philip II of Macedon in 338 B.C.***.

The area was later controlled by the Roman and Byzantine empires before being absorbed into the Ottoman empire (1456). In 1829, Greece gained its independence and established a constitutional monarchy. The king was deposed following a military coup in 1967, and a democratic republic was established in 1975. Athens is the capital and the largest city. Population: 10,700,000.

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****Dorian tribe was already settled with the hell-ass before Macedonians conquered your city states.****

##Read it carefully, you the hellass never gained your freedom from Macedon rule you where only in corporate in the Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires.##

“"MAKEDONKA"”

Since: Jul 08

Bitola

#16 Nov 7, 2011
1*** Classical Greek culture, centered around Athens, reached a high point in the fifth century B.C. before being ***conquered*** by Philip II of Macedon in 338 B.C.***.

***Hellass never gained freedom from Macedon rule you where only in corporate in the Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires***

2***The meaning and truth of this statement are alike in doubt; but he probably refers only to the tribe inhabiting the vicinity of Dodona, in Epirus.***

3***At any rate, Graeci and Graecia owed their introduction practically to the Romans after their contact with the Greeks in the war with Pyrrhus, and in consequence they included***

***(what "Hellenes" and "Hellas" did not) Epirus and Macedonia.***

http://www.bible-history.com/new_testament_ci ...
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Greece

#17 Nov 7, 2011
Rosetta stone wrote:
1*** Classical Greek culture, centered around Athens, reached a high point in the fifth century B.C. before being ***conquered*** by Philip II of Macedon in 338 B.C.***.
***Hellass never gained freedom from Macedon rule you where only in corporate in the Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires***
2***The meaning and truth of this statement are alike in doubt; but he probably refers only to the tribe inhabiting the vicinity of Dodona, in Epirus.***
3***At any rate, Graeci and Graecia owed their introduction practically to the Romans after their contact with the Greeks in the war with Pyrrhus, and in consequence they included***
***(what "Hellenes" and "Hellas" did not) Epirus and Macedonia.***
http://www.bible-history.com/new_testament_ci ...
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
What a shame to be FyroMonkey!

“Darnakas”

Since: Jul 11

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#18 Nov 9, 2011
Rosetta stone wrote:
1*** Classical Greek culture, centered around Athens, reached a high point in the fifth century B.C. before being ***conquered*** by Philip II of Macedon in 338 B.C.***.
***Hellass never gained freedom from Macedon rule you where only in corporate in the Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman Empires***
2***The meaning and truth of this statement are alike in doubt; but he probably refers only to the tribe inhabiting the vicinity of Dodona, in Epirus.***
3***At any rate, Graeci and Graecia owed their introduction practically to the Romans after their contact with the Greeks in the war with Pyrrhus, and in consequence they included***
***(what "Hellenes" and "Hellas" did not) Epirus and Macedonia.***
http://www.bible-history.com/new_testament_ci ...
Your stupidity never ceases to amaze me! Idiot you state that Hellas never gained freedom until the Roman invasions. Are you relly that [email protected] STUPID? There was no such country as Hellas. The people of Athens, Macedonia, Epiros, Crete etc werre all Hellenes! It was Philip and Alexander who united the Hellenes into one country. The Hellenes were at their peak under Alexander. That's why the Hellenistic period or the Golden Age of Greece are the years under Alexanders rule. If Alexander wasn't a Hellene HISTORY would not refer to his era as the Hellenistic Period or the Golden Age of the Hellenes. Ruzbirush Budal Peder!

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