Historians Admit To Inventing Ancient Greeks

Oct 11, 2010 Full story: www.theonion.com 40

A group of leading historians held a press conference Monday at the National Geographic Society to announce they had "entirely fabricated" ancient Greece, a culture long thought to be the intellectual basis of Western civilization. The group acknowledged that the idea of a sophisticated, flourishing society existing in Greece more than two millennia ago was a complete fiction created by a team of some two dozen historians, anthropologists, and classicists who worked nonstop between 1971 and 1974 to forge "Greek" documents and artifacts. "Honestly, we never meant for things to go this far," said Professor Gene Haddlebury, who has offered to resign his position as chair of Hellenic Studies at Georgetown University. "We were young and trying to advance our careers, so we just started making things up: Homer, Aristotle, Socrates, Hippocrates, the lever and fulcrum, rhetoric, ethics, all the different kinds of columns—everything."

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Macedonia is Hellenic

Athens, Greece

#1 Oct 11, 2010
According to Haddlebury, the idea of inventing a wholly fraudulent ancient culture came about when he and other scholars realized they had no idea what had actually happened in Europe during the 800-year period before the Christian era.

Frustrated by the gap in the record, and finding archaeologists to be "not much help at all," they took the problem to colleagues who were then scrambling to find a way to explain where things such as astronomy, cartography, and democracy had come from.

Within hours the greatest and most influential civilization of all time was born.

"One night someone made a joke about just taking all these ideas, lumping them together, and saying the Greeks had done it all 2,000 years ago," Haddlebury said. "One thing led to another, and before you know it, we're coming up with everything from the golden ratio to the Iliad."

"That was a bitch to write, by the way," he continued, referring to the epic poem believed to have laid the foundation for the Western literary tradition. "But it seemed to catch on."

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Iliad was a such bitch to write! So, the Skops have not been falifying history. Tentov and Boshevski are not inventing things. The Greeks have never existed ...

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#2 Oct 11, 2010
Man great article. And wanna bet that the Scops are going to jump all over the good news? Their brain capacity -especially Stori's and Borec's or Falanga's as he signs his masterpieces nowadays, and Filipp the Retardaded- is such that htey wont the humorous aspect of the thing and are going to believe every single word. Who wants to bet?
The Ovchar

Markham, Canada

#3 Oct 11, 2010
Ah the 1970's...just as gayreece was pulling off the caper of shedding military dictatorship...who would have thought...

It was all ONE BIG FAT GREEK HOAX...ALL OF IT!

Ah the 1970's...

The Ovchar is watching...that 70's show...

EDEN DEN E SEGA...
Strategos wrote:
Man great article. And wanna bet that the Scops are going to jump all over the good news? Their brain capacity -especially Stori's and Borec's or Falanga's as he signs his masterpieces nowadays, and Filipp the Retardaded- is such that htey wont the humorous aspect of the thing and are going to believe every single word. Who wants to bet?

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#4 Oct 11, 2010
The Ovchar wrote:
Ah the 1970's...just as gayreece was pulling off the caper of shedding military dictatorship...who would have thought...
It was all ONE BIG FAT GREEK HOAX...ALL OF IT!
Ah the 1970's...
The Ovchar is watching...that 70's show...
EDEN DEN E SEGA...
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THE OVCHAR=>MALAKIZETE!

“Makedonija znaci Grcija”

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#5 Oct 11, 2010
The Ovchar wrote:
Ah the 1970's...just as gayreece was pulling off the caper of shedding military dictatorship...who would have thought...
It was all ONE BIG FAT GREEK HOAX...ALL OF IT!
Ah the 1970's...
The Ovchar is watching...that 70's show...
EDEN DEN E SEGA...
<quoted text>
I forgot you the biggest malaka of them all. Sorry.
Guess bets are off. He jumped before I finished my sentense the bastard.
Mithridates VI

Greece

#6 Oct 11, 2010
"EPPUR SI MUOVE"
Mithridates VI

Greece

#7 Oct 11, 2010
WHO THA FAK are these guys ? haaaaahahahahahahaha

should they come here they'll see we exist and feel it by a punch on their nose.

“NAME NOT NEGOTIABLE!!!!”

Since: May 10

MACEDONIA THEREFORE ELLAS!!

#9 Oct 11, 2010
retards! How much did Nikola Gruevski pay for this article? He is playing all of you. Soon the country will be bankrupt and he will be living in Bulgaria after the partion.
Riskos Georg

Athens, Greece

#10 Oct 11, 2010
So, the national geographic society is only a rediculus propaganda paper made in USA. So what...
USA dieing, China is the future!
GEOROX

Chicago, IL

#11 Oct 11, 2010
Riskos Georg wrote:
So, the national geographic society is only a rediculus propaganda paper made in USA. So what...
USA dieing, China is the future!
This article is NOT from National Geographic! It's from a SATIRICAL publication called "The Onion".

http://mobile.theonion.com/articles/historian...

It's a joke!
Truth hurts

Athens, Greece

#12 Oct 11, 2010
GEOROX wrote:
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This article is NOT from National Geographic! It's from a SATIRICAL publication called "The Onion".
http://mobile.theonion.com/articles/historian...
It's a joke!
For Skopjies such satirical articles are the alpha and the omega of their propaganda. So don't be surpised if that article would be used as their cornerstone of their allegations
Riskos Georg

Athens, Greece

#13 Oct 12, 2010
O.K. But...
Joke of today, maybe is Historical course tomorrow if someone for his «reasons» accept it.
See Skorpians for example.
Macedonia is Hellenic

Athens, Greece

#14 Oct 12, 2010
It's a joke. If Greeks do not get it, what's going to happen with the Yugoslavs?
evgenia

London, UK

#15 Oct 12, 2010
Macedonia was is and will be Hellinic.King alexander was Greek/Hellinas that have been taught by ancient greek philosophers. Our ancestors (ancient greeks) have invented many wonderful things that have interested many people and cultures all around the world.Their inventions, ideas have made other people throughtout time to be curious and these people have dedicated their time and lots of effort in learning about them. Its really fascinated to find out that are ancestors according to this article never existed. So all the above people dedicated their time to nothing?
ETHNIC BRITON-MACEDON

Vólos, Greece

#16 Oct 12, 2010
Alexander had Pict blood in his veins too!
Macedonia is Hellenic

Athens, Greece

#17 Oct 13, 2010
ETHNIC BRITON-MACEDON wrote:
Alexander had Pict blood in his veins too!
You are not going far enough! According to Tome Boshevski, infamous FYROM academician, the Eskimos also wrote using the "Macedonian" syllabic script. Perhaps even the Eskimos are ancient Yugoslavs?

Mayve even the ancient inhabitants on the Sea of Japan were antic Yugoslav Makedonoidi?



Yugoslav imagination knows no bounds.

“Macedonian, therefore Greek”

Since: Apr 07

Lychnidos, occupied Macedonia

#18 Oct 13, 2010
Starting from Thucydides and Herodotus.
Fred

South Windsor, CT

#19 Oct 13, 2010
The Onion is an American news satire organization. It is an entertainment newspaper and a website featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news, in addition to a non-satirical entertainment section known as The A.V. Club. It claims a national print circulation of 690,000 and says 61 percent of its web site readers are between 18 and 44 years old.[2] Since 2007, the organization has been publishing satirical news audios and videos online, as the "Onion News Network".[4]
Beautiful Macedonia

Athens, Greece

#20 Oct 14, 2010
Fred wrote:
The Onion is an American news satire organization. It is an entertainment newspaper and a website featuring satirical articles reporting on international, national, and local news, in addition to a non-satirical entertainment section known as The A.V. Club. It claims a national print circulation of 690,000 and says 61 percent of its web site readers are between 18 and 44 years old.[2] Since 2007, the organization has been publishing satirical news audios and videos online, as the "Onion News Network".[4]
Will the Slavoskopians understand the satire?
Poseidon

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

#21 Oct 15, 2010
i like to believe the joke, if its a joke

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