Monday, January 16, 2006

Macedonia

Today's ancient history lecture referred to the slippery identity of Macedonia in ancient times, and modern disputes about who can legitimately claim the name today. Currently there are two rivals, the Greek province of Macedonia and the neighboring Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. For a Greek point of view, see this page. It's left as an exercise for the reader to find the FYROM position. (Find a good site and I will link to it.)

3 Comments:

Blogger Geoff said...

I don't know what your position on Wikipedia is, but it certainly seems to have an excellent discription of the argument.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_relations_of_the_Republic_of_Macedonia#Greece

10:42 PM  
Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

Thanks for the link! On my display, though, the URL runs off the page.

One way of avoiding this is to use "TinyURL." See http://tinyurl.com.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

To continue, going from that clunky URL at Wikipedia directly to TinyUrl turned the long address into:
http://tinyurl.com/azyb3

1:45 PM  

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