The origin and the nationality of the Macedonians

1. The ancient historian Herodotus (A, 57 - 58 in cross-correlation with G, 43 and other) reports that the Macedonians are Greeks and specifically from Dorian origin, the same sect/race with the Spartans, Corinthians and others, the same nation that in Peloponnesus it is called “Dorian” and in Pindos it is called “Makedno (Macedonia)”. The historian also reports that initially all the world was the residence of barbarians, and that afterwards the Dorians broke-away and created a separate nation, the Greek nation, and subsequently joined this nation all the Pelasgoeans (sects/races of the Pelasgoeans, who consisted of: the Dorians, Iones or Athenians, the Aeoleans or Thessalians and the Achaeans or Argoeans), and also several other barbaric sects (races).i.e.:

“Later (the king of Lydia) started forth to examine who between the Greeks were the most powerful, that he could make friends with. And while researching it, he found out that the Spartans (Lakedaimoneans) and Athenians stood apart from all others, the first among the Dorians, and the second among the Iones. Because these nations (races) were the most known, indeed from the old years, the last one Pelasgoean, and the first Greek. The Athenians had never left Attica, their original place of inhabitance, while the others had migrated from place to place. Because, as long as Deukalion reigned they lived in Fthiotida, while in the years of Doros’s reign, the son of Hellene, they lived in the slopes of Ossas and Olympus, the country that is called Istiaiotida. And since, having been driven out from Istiaiotida by the Kadmeans, they lived in Pindos under the nation named Makednon. From there again they migrated and went to Dryopida, and from there they finally moved to the area where they now occupy, that is to say in Peloponnesus, and they were named the Dorian nation. “The Greek nation since its creation, has always spoken the same language, that is my conviction, since however separated from the Pelasgoean, which was weak and small in the beginning, it later grew larger and mupltiplied in nations as it was mainly joined by the Pelasgoeans and also by several other barbaric races. Finally, I believe that the Pelasgoean nation because previously was barbaric, it never gained greatness” (Herodotus A, 57 - 58).

“The Greek fleet in the Battle of Salamis consisted of the following: From Peloponnesus the Lakedaimoneans/Spartans with 16 ships, the Corinthians with an equal number of ships, which is what they also contributed to the battle of Artemision. The Sikyoneans with ten ships, the Epidaureans with ten, the Troizeneans with five, the Ermioneans with three. All these, except the Ermioneans belong to the Dorian and Makednon/Macedonian nation, who came to Peloponnesus from Erineon and Pindos, and the last one from Dryopida. The Ermioneans are true Dryopeans, who were driven away from the land called Dorida by Hercules and the Maleans. From the Peloponneseans, the above were all the races that contributed to the fleet (that is to say the Greek fleet in the Battle of Salamis)”, (Herodotus, H 43).

2. The ancient writer Stravon (Geographics 7), in regard to the nationality of the Macedonians, clearly reports that the Macedonians are Greeks, i.e.:
«Εστίν με ουν Ελλάς και η Μακεδονία, νυνί μέντοι τη φύσει των τόπων ακολουθούντες και τω σχήματι χωρίς έγνωμεν από της άλλης Ελλάδος τάξαι και συνάψαι προς όμορον αυτής Θράκης…» (Στράβων Γεωγραφικά, 7).

3. The ancient writer Apollodoros (C 8) reports that the Macedonians are from Pelasgoean origin. Specifically he reports that the children of Zeus and Niobi were Argos and Pelasgos, and that from them all the Peloponnesians and others were named Pelasgoeans. He also reports that son of Pelasgos was Lykaonas, the king of the Arcadians, who with several different women had 50 sons:
Thesproto, Makedno, Mainalo, Fthio, Lykio, Orchomeno… and thus, the Pelasgoeans spread throughoutn Greece and in other lands as well, i.e.:
“Pelasgos had 50 children with many different women:

«επανάγωμεν δε νυν πάλιν επί τον Πελασγόν, όν Ακουσίλαος μεν Διος λέγει και Νιόβης, καθάπερ υπέθεμεν, Ησίοδος δε αυτόχθονα. τούτου και της Ωκεανού θυγατρος Μελιβοίας, ή καθάπερ άλλοι λέγουσι νύμφης Κυλλήνης, παῖς Λυκάων εγένετο, ός βασιλεύων Αρκάδων εκ πολλών γυναικών πεντήκοντα παίδας εγέννησε)· Melainea, Thesproto, Helix, Nyktimon, Pefketion, Kafkona, Mikistea, Oplea, Makarea, Makednon, Oron, Polichon, Akontin, Evemona, Agkeora, Archevatin, Karterona, Aegeona, Pallanta, Evmona, Kanithon, Prothoon, Lynon, Korέthonta, Mainalon, Tilevoan, Fysion, Fasson, Fthion, Lykion, Aleferon, Genetora, Voukoliona, Soklea, Finea, Evmeten, Arpalea, Porthea, Plato, Aimona, Kenethon, Laeon, Arpalykon, Heraeia, Titan, Mantinea, Klei[tora, Stymfalon, O[rchomenon.” (Apollodoros, C, 8, 1)

4. The ancient writer Arrian reports that: “The Macedonians boast about their Argoean origin”, (Appian from Macedonia 2).

5. The vice regent (and later king) Amyntas of Macedonia proclaims to the king of Persia Farnabazo through those he has sent to ask him for land and water as symbols of subjugation, the following:
“ to your king who has sent you here make it known that one Greek (Hellene), the regent of Macedonia, has treated you extremely well and with great care… ( Herodotus, book E, 20).

6. The king of Macedonia Alexander A, son of Amyntas, goes to Athens and makes a speech (as a Greek himself) warning the Athenians and the other Greeks (Athenians and Spartans) concerning the intention of the Persians to invade Greece. They at once, upon hearing this, hastened to the outpost where they found Alexander, who addressed them as follows:
"Men of Athens, that which I am about to say I entrust to your honour; and I compel you to keep it secret from all except Pafsanias, so that it may not be used against my own destruction. Had I not have greatly at heart the common welfare of all Greece, I would not be making this speech; but I am myself a Greek by descent, and I would not willingly or otherwise see Greece comprise freedom for slavery…. (Herodotus Book 9, 45)

7. The Old testament (Daniel G and Makkavian Ch. 1, 1 - 10) clearly report that Alexander The Great and the Macedonians are Greeks. (For more see below)


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