1)'We are not to be amazed that in the archaeological material of Pelagonia we have rarely
great wealth of reflections of all pronounced cultural events in relations between middle-Danubian and GRAECO-AEGEAN world

Mikulcic,Ivan "Pelagonija",Skopje 1966, pp.2

'In such great chronological distance in the life of ancient Pelagonia two stages are visible:
development and existence in the frames of HELLENIC culture and later Roman one'


2)'The lower part of Vardar is certainly area south of Demir-Kapija gorge that entered HELLENIC cultural sphere very early and already before 600 b.c. the material culture is thoroughly HELLENISED.'

"The Valley of Vardar in Ist millennium b.c",Skopje 1982 pp.2

3)'Even in the last decades of 5th century stabilization in all spheres of social life is established. As first sign of new time the import from GRAECO-MACEDONIAN south appeared as well as fortified settlements that later grew into urban centers with character of economic and religious nuclei of the region'

"Guide to the archaeological exhibition",Skopje,1996,pp.54

4)'All of them display certain particularities in their cultural development which are best illustrated by burial customs. For example,Pelagonia,which is naturally oriented to the South, was the first to be subject to GREEK influence, together with the lower part of Vardar'

"Archaeologic Map of Republic of Macedonia",Skopje,1996,pp.71

5)'From the mountains of Epirus DORIAN Makednoi (Macedonians) make their advance towards Macedonia, conquering native tribes who latter gained new, Hellenistic culture and after that are politically organized into powerful state'

"The Art in Macedonia"Skopje,1984 pp.26

6)'Paeonians,people who during the first millennia b.c inhabited border area between three great paleobalkanic peoples-Illyrians, Thracians and HELLENES..'

"An Attempt at Anthropological Definition of the Paeonians",Skopje,1994

7)'...Certain proto-populations occupying distinct areas of the Balkans could be distinguished on the territories of the cultural groups :in western part of the Balkans the proto-Illyrians, in the east the proto Thracians, in the south the HELLENES, in the northern part of the Balkans the proto Daco-Mysians and in the southwest of the Central Balkans the proto Bryges.'

"Bryges on the central Balkans in the 2nd and 1st millennium b.c." (summary)

"Arheologija" No 1,Skopje 1995

8)'With the end of Iron Age III, i.e. with the total HELLENISATION of the material culture,the prehistory of Macedonia ends.'

Sanev,Vojislav "Prehistory of S.R. Macedonia",Skopje 1977,pp.13

9)"The Art of Antiquity left in the region of Ohrid a great number of traces of its own presence.Illyrian forts imported goods from Greek centers and imitated them in a modest fashion. Political advancement of the Macedonians and their domination enabled cultural influx that manifested itself through products of crafts and alphabet. From the times of Phillip II deeper advances in the area of Lychnidos are attested.Cultural influences of the GRAECO-MACEDONIAN world are more present.Rich HELLENISTIC culture arrived at Illyrian soil"

"Ohrid" by Vera Bitrakova-Grozdanova ,in:"The Art in Macedonia" ,Skopje 1984, pp.85

10)"With the increase of influences from developed cultured south and with the acceptation of HELLENIC influences over Paeonia,which already in the V and IV centuries b.c.have committed great changes in the Paeonian culture, usage of Greek Pantheon was also accepted"

Petrova,Eleonora "Cults and symbolism of Paeonian tribes compared with the Illyrian and Thracian ones"

"Macedoniae Acta Archeologica",Skopje No.13,pp.129

"Having the central position in this part of the Balkans,Paeonia,apart from receiving influences from the HELLENIC south, wasn't an exception with regard to influences from Illyrian and Thracian sphere"

11)"GREEK epigraphic monuments created before definitive Roman domination of our area are to be found in modest quantity"

Bitrakova Grozdanova,Vera "Hellenistic Monuments in S.R.Macedonia",Skopje,1987,pp. 130

"Study of the inscriptions speaks about epigraphic characteristics of the neighboring MACEDONIAN-HELLENIC world"

Ibidem. pp.103

12)"During the early arhaic period at the Macedonian territory,the DORIAN tribal groups came across over the Pindos mountain,to the area of today's North-Western Greece and parts of the southern Republic of Macedonia.They established several early principalities partially by chasing away the local Paeonian tribes.Those tribal groups were the ancient Macedonians"

"Macedonian Heritage",No 1,july 1996,pp.5

13)"The northern periphery of GREEK world, inhabited with ancient Macedonians and other peoples and tribes, wasn't developed for democracy as the most developed social system at that time"

Mikulcic,Ivan "Ancient towns in the Republic of Macedonia",Skopje,1999,pp.9

"Our overview was exposed chronologically. The first part embraces the early antiquity in our country, the period from 5th century b.c. up to the middle 3rd century b.c.. Throughout this centuries one can follow the HELLENIC spirit and the creation of the HELLENIC civilization in our areas, which left a basic imprint on the material artifacts"

Ibidem. pp.10-11

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