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Old 10-03-2016, 12:53 PM   #1
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This thread will include known (and lesser known) facts / quotes about Macedonia / Macedonians from a lot of research I have done.

Here is one from The Cabinet of Curiosities, 1824, pg. 115 in an article that was discussing whether or not human giants existed.

"The skull of the giant found in Macedonia, September 1691, held two hundred and ten pounds of corn."
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From the Great Round World, June 20, 1903:

"The Turkish censor is annoying the American Bible Society by objecting to the importation of bibles into Turkey unless certain changes are made in the text. The historic word "Macedonia", as used in the New Testament, the censor desires changed so as to read "The Vilayets of Salonika and Monastir."
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From The Costumes of Turkey, 1802:

“The formation and first establishment of that vast body of men, Janissaries, is said to have taken place during the reign either of Osman I or Morad II. They were at first composed of boys, who were sent as tributes from Macedonia, Bulgaria, and the different Greek provinces. Being sent at a very early age, they were brought up to the Mussulman religion, and were called “Hadjem-Oglar,” the children of strangers.”
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The Wonders of Nature and Art, ed. by Thomas Smith, 1803, pg. 234:

“At Salonichi, the capital of Macedonia, there are no less than forty of fifty mosques, some of which are very stately structures, particularly that which was formerly a Christian church dedicated to St. Demetrius. This church, according to Paul Lucas, is supported by noble columns of marble, jasper, and porphyry; and underneath it, he says, there is another church equally beautiful; but he was not allowed to see it, because women were employed there in working of silk.”
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The Philosophical Magazine, ed. by Alexander Tilloch, 1803, Pg. 94

“What will excite your admiration, as well as that of the whole world, is a new discovery made by two physicians, names, Dr. Aubon, of Constantinople, and Dr. Lafond, of Salonica, in Macedonia. The experiments of these two physicians, who never have had any intercourse, confirm that the vaccine is a preservative against the plague. The proofs of the former are, that of 6,000 persons inoculated with the vaccine at Constantinople, not one of them was attacked by the plague.”
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A System of Geography: Ancient and Modern, Volume 4, Pg. 563.

"Greece properly denotes an extensive region, bounded on the north by Macedonia, and on all other sides, by the sea."

Same book, pg. 649:

"Makdonia, Magdonia or Iemboli, on the north is separated from Bulgaria by the Scardian Mountains, on the east is bounded by Romania, on the south by the Archipelago and Greece, on the west by Albania."
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The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints, by Rev. Alban Butler, 1812, Pg. 83:

"St. Syncletica, V. She was born at Alexandria in Egypt, of wealthy Macedonian parents. From her infancy she imbibed the love of virtue, and in her tender years she consecrated her virginity to God. Her great fortune and beauty induced many young nobleman to become her suitors for marriage, but she had already bestowed her heart on her heavenly spouse."
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Two Macedonian bank robbers in the US.

From the Proceedings of the Annual Convention of the American Bankers Association, 1911, Pg. 156.


Indiana, Fort Wayne -- Two Macedonians, Endria Steicheff (or Stoiche) and Spiro Alexsi, by stealing the key of a customer of a bank (member) of this city, secured entrance to a safe-deposit box and took $185.00 in cash and certificate of deposit to which they forged the customer's endorsement and got $400.00 additional. They then left Fort Wayne for New York City. This Agency was notified on May 15. We learned that on May 10 both men had sailed third-class on the S.S. Lusitania, and that they would probably land at Fishguard, Wales, on .May 15. We thereupon cabled our London, Eng., correspondent to proceed to Fishguard and arrange through the police to arrest and hold the fugitives until extradition papers could be sent. This was done, the arrest being made in Liverpool by the police, assisted by our representative, as the two men did not land at Fishguard. They were taken to London and arraigned in the Bow Street Police Court, May 17, and held until May 24.
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From, Stone: Devoted to the Quarrying and Cutting of Stone for Architectural Uses, 1910, Pg. 243.

The Brokensword Stone Company recently employed twenty-eight Macedonians in its quarry near Spore, Ohio. They were unable to do the work required and were discharged. The management was under the impression that they were so saving in their habits that they did not eat enough to retain their strength.
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"Such is Macedonia, which was once the mistress of the world, which once extended her career over Asia, Armenia, Iberia, Albania, Cappadocia, Syria, Egypt, Taurus, and Caucasus, which reduced the whole of the East under her power, and triumphed over the Bactri, the Medes, and the Persians. She too it was who proved the conqueror of India, thus treading in the footsteps of Father Liber and of Hercules; and this is that same Macedonia, of which our own general Paulus Æmilius sold to pillage seventy-two cities in one day. So great the difference in her lot resulting from the actions of two individuals!"

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