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Macedon at first included the area immediately east of Lake Kastoria and east and north of the Haliakmon River. the kingdom had been extended eastward to what is now the Struma River, and a century later the Macedonian homeland was extended to include all of the territory West of the Nestos River.' In the time of Philip II and his son, Alexander the Great, the Macedonian homeland was at its largest, and Macedonian power was at its peak.
Certainly there is little glory to claim from this period of Macedonian history. This seems the obvious era in which to begin our enquiry.
If the early Macedonians were Greek you would expect that (a) there might be clear evidence that the language of the Macedonians was a dialect of Greek, rather than a separate branch of the Indo-European language group; (b) writers of the time would have recognized Macedonians as Greek rather than as foreigners and would have spoken about Macedonia as though it was a part of Hellenism; and (c) historians today would speak of the ancient Macedonians as though they were Greek in ancient times.
As we will see, none of these ideas is unequivocally supported.
However, the modern Greek ideas would have been rejected by both the ancient Macedonians and the ancient Greeks.
If we start by looking at modern Greek discussions of these ideas we can then consider what historians have to say about their arguments, point by point.
It was an area that could be covered on horseback in a day's ride.We get some of the flavor of Greek attitudes in the Greek publication Macedonia, History and Politics (published by George Christopoulos, John Bastias, printed by Ekdotike Athenon S. for the Center for Macedonians Abroad, and the Society for Macedonian Studies, 1991).This is a publication available in Greek embassies and distributed to Greek communities and multi-cultural organizations throughout the English-speaking world.So we have clear evidence that the Greek used by the Macedonians was a new language.Therefore one cannot argue that the use of this language proves any linguistic associations between the original Macedonians and Greeks.