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STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
JANUARY SESSION, A.D. 2003

S E N A T E R E S O L U T I O N

RECOGNIZING MACEDONIA AS HELLENIC

Introduced By: Senators Raptakis, McBurney, Gallo, F Caprio, and J Montalbano

Date Introduced: March 25, 2003

Referred To: Senate held on desk

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WHEREAS, Philip of Macedonia, his son, Alexander the Great, and his tutor, the

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philosopher Aristotle, were born and raised in the northern province of Greece, Macedonia; and

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WHEREAS, The language and culture of the ancient Macedonians and the ancestors of

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the inhabitants of northern Greece today were Hellenic; and

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WHEREAS, The Macedonians, like the rest of the Hellenes in antiquity, believed in the

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twelve gods of Olympus and participated with their fellow Hellenes in the Olympic Games; and

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WHEREAS, Pella, the palace where Alexander the Great was born, and Vergina, the

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burial site of the Macedonian kings, are all located in northern Greece; now, therefore be it

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RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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hereby recognizes that the ancient Macedonians were Hellenes, and that the inhabitants of the

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northern province of Greece, Macedonia, are their Hellenic descendants; and be it further

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RESOLVED, That the history of ancient Macedonia has been Hellenic for 3,000 years

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and continues to be so today; and be it further

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RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he is hereby authorized and directed to

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transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.
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