My answer is that if you quack like a duck and act like a duck that does not make you a duck. We pull the batteries out of you and it makes you a piece of plastic.
ATG respected the ancient Greek culture. Today's Grease has nothing worth respecting. <quoted text>
That is a VERY POOR answer to my simple question.
There is NO DOUBT the Language and Culture of the Ancient Macedonians was PURE GREEK! This has been CONCLUSIVELY PROVED by the Historical, Linguistic and Archaeological record.
NOT ONCE IN RECORDED HISTORY has an Imperial Power spread anything other than THEIR OWN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE!
The Romans spread the Latin Language and Culture,
The English spread the English Language and Culture,
The French spread the French Language and Culture,
The Spanish spread the Spanish Language and Culture,
The Turks spread the Turkish Language and Culture,
The Russians spread the Russian Language and Culture,...
AND OF COURSE THE GREEK MACEDONIANS SPREAD THE GREEK LANGUAGE AND CULTURE!
If they were so SEPARATE and POWERFUL, why did they just abandon their own proud Language and Culture??? There would be at least SOME TRACES of it in the Historical and Archaeological record - AND THERE IS NONE, ZILCH, ZERO!!!
When are you Fyromians going to realize that History is a science that is based on FACTS and EVIDENCE, and NOT just an opinion that can be so easily dismissed???
Academics in today's world come to conclusions about the true History by looking at the sources, comparing them to Archaeological, Documentary and Linguistic EVIDENCE and then coming to believe the most rational explanation for that particular episode or period in History.
"MACEDONIA IS CONSIDERED NOT ONLY THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE GREEK RACE, BUT ALSO OF THE TWELVE GREEK GODS. The ancient Greeks placed the dwelling of the Olympian gods on Mount Olympus. This region, common to ALL Greeks, shows the close relationship between the Macedonians and the **OTHER** GREEK RACES OF SOUTHERN GREECE. According to the writings of Herodotus and Thukydides, UPPER MACEDONIA WAS A LANDMARK IN THE MARCH OF THE WIDE RANGING GREEK NATION, TO WHICH THE MACEDONIANS BELONGED."
- Encyclopædia Britannica
The Ancient Macedonians WERE PART OF THE GREEK ETHNOS, NOT SEPARATE, despite what you seem to believe.
You people think that because you 'self identify' with Macedonia, this somehow has to be accepted by everyone else, even though YOU ARE SLAVS AND BULGARIANS and have only got a fairly recent geographic relationship to the area of Macedonia.
What you want, is to convince the world that the Earth is flat, that Gravity isn't governed by Newtonian Laws and that you have something to do with Ancient Macedonia, just because you say so!
IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!