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Old 03-05-2011, 01:16 PM
smiling bandit is offline
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Not only that, but Alexander and the Macedonians weren't Greek. Not ethnically, and not really culturally. Macedonia was a very different place. It was more like Hispania to Rome: influenced culturally, but with its own independant future. The Macedonians for their part preferred to be considered Greek, but it wasn't exactly true then. These days, perhaps, but then not all of historical Macedon is part of Greece: it included chunks of southern Buglaria, the Republic of Macedon, and the Greek province of macedonia.

So, all in all Naxos is very much wrong, and given the Greek nymic and the sudden angry passion, I'm betting he is a Greek with a very non-neutral point of view here.