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Old 03-31-2011, 02:01 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Voltron View Post
That is a very simplistic way of looking at things TM. We have discussed this to death but that doesnt mean I am not willing to discuss it further. Sure why not.
Actually it's the opposite Voltron, because although we're dealing with complex notions of identity in Greece most times they are treated as if they're based on a religious "black & white" dichotomic dualism, which simply isn't a true. You may think that at that time the situation was non-Greek speaking Greeks, who had a pure Greek ethnic identity (and had intermarried so much with Greeks that their origin is unimportant) vs. everybody else, but that wasn't the case. For example Orthodox Albanians(Arvanites) of Greece sang lamentations for Muslim Albanian commanders of the Ottoman Empire that were killed during the "1821" period, although according to your simplistic view they were "mortal enemies".
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