Alexander the Great was Illyrian / Albanian!!!
“Alexander expressed his admiration of Greek culture by encouraging closer ties with Greece. The Great lyric poet Pindar of Thebes composed poems praising Alexander, and he was awarded the title “Filelini”, or “Friend of the Greeks”. Such an award, incidentally, would acknowledge that Alexander the Macedonian was not a Greek
Herodotus tells us that Alexander once went to Olympus to contend in the Pan-Hellenic contests. Knowing that he was from Macedonia, the Greeks wished to exclude him from the games, saying that only Greeks were allowed to contend, and not barbarians.”
Edwin E. Jacques
The Albanians: An Ethnic History from Prehistoric Times to the Present
‘What is now called Macedonia was in earlier times called Emathia. And it took its present name from Macedon, one of its early chieftans. And there was also a city Emathia close to the sea. Now a part of this country was taken and held by certain of the Epirotes and the Illyrians, but most of it by the Bottiaei and the Thracians’
STRABO ‘The Geography’ book VII, Fragments (paragraph 11)
“Furthermore…. Thucydides … classed the Thesproti, the Molossi and other Epirotic groups were not really of Greek ethnicity, then Alexander’s mother, a Molossian, was probably not of Greek ancestry. Thus neither Alexander’s mother nor his father was Greek”.
Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation
“… Greek culture and history had a Pelasgian, and therefore an “Albanian” origin”.
“Let it be known – announced Kristo Daco – that Philip and his son Alexander the Great as well as all the Macedonians were not Greeks, but the forefathers of the ALBANIANS”
“Çerkezi, similarly, could refer confidently in passing to ‘Alexander the Great, whose Illyrian-Albanian origin cannot be disputed'”
“The greatest expansion of Hellenic civilization and rule thus occurred thanks to an ‘Albanian’, not a Hellene”
“A similar but more subtle insinuation of an ‘Albanian’ element into Greek civilization was prompted by Herodotus’ comment that the Greeks had learned the names of many of their gods from the Pelasgians. Taking up this hint, Malte-Burn and Crispi had devised Albanian origins for various ancient Greek names: Thetis…”
C. Hurst & Co. Publishers
Albanian Identities: Myth and History
“Alexander the Great was born at Pella in Macedonia, but the proximity of this to the modern Albania, and the fact of his mother Olympias having belonged to the royal house of Epirus, are a sufficient justification for his being regarded poetically as having “risen” in Albania”.
George Gordon N. Byron
“Alexander was connected with Albania through his mother Olympias, who was an Epirotic princess: …”
“The historical heroes of Albania are Alexander the Great, Pyrrhus, and Scanderbeg”.
Henry Fanshawe Tozer
Researches in the Highlands of Turkey: Including Visits to Mounts Ida, Athos, Olympus, and Pelion, to the Mirdite Albanians and Other Remote Tribes
“… and Olympias, his mother, a princes of Epirus (South Albania); therevfore, Alexander was clearly and Albanian”.
Mary Edith Durham
The Burden of the Balkans
“Alexander the Great, for example, was pure Albanian of his Mother’s side (Olympias – Epirot princess) and had to conquer Greece several times before the Greeks accepted him as their own”.
Albania: Eye of the Balkan Vortex
“The boy’s (Alexander the Great) mother was Olympias, an Albanian princess whose wild young beauty Philip had fallen in love with as he saw her dancing in the religious rites of her own…”
Leslie White Hopkinson
Greek Leaders (w Albanian father and mother… lol)
Houghton Mifflin company (1918)
“The Albanians have an heroic but unheralded history. They have given to the world Alexander the Great, and Crispi the Prime Minister of Italy. Both these men are of direct Albanian origin”.
George H Blakeslee and G Stanley Hall
The Journal of Race Development
The Reign of Philip II:
“Philip II was born about 382 BC, the last son of Amyntas III and his Illyrian wife Eurydice. Little is known of his early life”.
Sarah B. Pomeroy
“In the land of Illyria (present-day Albania), home of Philip’s first wife, Eurydice, lived a pirate leader named Teuta, wife of King Agron of Illyria”.
David E. Jones
Women Warriors: A History
“… mightiest general of antiquity, was born in July, BC, of the marriage between Philip II of Macedon and his third wife, the Albanian princess Olympias.”
Norman F. Cantor
Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth