5 Mar 2018 #1
What is real history, what is politics and what is myth in Greek-Polish, Slavic relationship?
Somebody asked in another thread. Let me answer here
@Crow: You do know that your precious Sarmatians owed every bit of civilization to the Greeks and Romans right?
First of all. Never separate name of Sarmatians from name of Thracians (what is best seen on example of medieval Serbian state; Serbia/Rashka < Sarmatia/Th-rashka). Those two ethnic designations coexist parallel since unknown past. This dualism in ethnic designation is one of most interesting things to which science yet have to give answer. Still, there are theories.
Then, there are open questions about magnitude of Sarmatian/Thracian (ie Slavic) physical realm in ethnic/genetic sense and plus there was (and still is) even wider their cultural area.
In any case, what we can say for certainty, because really most of the continental Europe, Eurasia and even Anatolia back in past belonged to Sarmatian/Thracian world, is that Greece and Italy, back in past surely belonged to Sarmatian/Thracian physical and cultural realm. It is absolutely impossible (I repeat, impossible!) that population of what is now Greece (being mostly on Balkans) and Italy (being mostly on Apennines) develop separately from the continent that supports them. Origin of Greek and Italian population have base Slavic (ie Sarmatian/Thracian) genetics and initial cultural background. Rest is history. Real history and politically colored history and, myth of course.