Saturday, December 08, 2007

Oldest samples of writing in Macedonia prooves Macedonians wrote and spoke Greek!!!

The Mycenaean graves of Spather/St Demetrios, Pieria were so far the oldest undeniable trace of Hellenic presence in the area, dating back to the 13th century BC.

However, new excavations in the city of Aiani, brought to light the oldest piece of Greek pottery ever found. Some of the pottery dates back to the 14th century BC.Amongst the pottery, some of the oldest samples of writting were found.

Amongst them we have names inscribed like: Πλεόνα and Θέμιδα.

According to the video Video: Macedonia: Hellenism in Macedonia from Britannica Concise of the documentary, it is clear that these inscriptions prove that the society of Macedonia, spoke and wrote in Greek.

Innumerable archaelogical finds testify the strong Greek presence in Macedonia are found either in situ in Macedonia or in museums. The earliest Macedonian written documents contain only names. When more extensive Macedonian texts begin to appear, they are expressed in the Attic dialect. This fact furnishes one of the arguments used by those who deny that the Macedonians were Greeks and claim that the Macedonians were a people who spoke a different tongue and who became Hellenized. Those who support the view that the Macedonian were Greeks counter that their kings introduced the attic dialect into the court and the administration because the local dialect was undeveloped. Attic thus became widespread among the Macedonians as a means of expressing themselves in writing. Both these explanations are hypotheses that require proof.

After Pella Katadesmos curse tablet,now one more cat out of the bag has been appeared.


  1. Anonymous5:47 PM

    so what? illirians and resto inhabitants in the balkans wrote greek, are they also greek?

  2. It doesnt say this thing the article.
    It claims that the Greek presence from the archaelogical finds confirmed the hypotheses that the Hellenic presence in the area dating back to the 13th century BC and not with the dawn of the classical age.