How come the greeks have withstood all these centuries? They were there before Rome, they were after (and were Rome for centuries after the western half collapsed).
How come the romans didnt survive as an ethnic group after their empire ended? The greeks lost their lands in asia minor and other parts, yet they are still there, in their homeland. How come Rome didnt evolve like that?
Modern greeks are not Hellenic greeks.
By now they are only linguistically Greeks.
Their genes have changed, their religion has changed, even their entire cultural outlook has changed.
lmao. Modern Greeks = Ancient Greeks
Get fucked Mehmet
The Greeks of modernity is only in name/language/location. Their civilization died after the roman empire and got replaced with roman values. If you wish to say the greeks survived, then so did the romans, the cathargians, etc. They are only survived in language/location. The civilization is actually dead.
ancient greeks were an amalgma of many people, among which dorians, eolians, ionians.
Romans, by strict definition, were the inhabitants of one city. By large definition, all the people of the most multicultural empire of ancient, medieval and modern history.
So, it would be like saying that the Athenians, or the Spartans, do not exist anymore as an etnic group, which is probably true.
Things are different if you consider the ethnic group to which the Romans belonged: Latini, which had the same ethnic origins of most central Italics people.
So, what are you really comparing?
The image he posted looks very convincing IMO, IFG.
find me a Greek that still looks like this
It's just average faces of people, what are you angry about?
Here's a comparison for those who say ancient Greeks looks like modern Germans.
also i've been to greece ans honestly that picture on the right doesn't even lok like the evarage greek imo, i bet you aren't a greek but just some faggot who lives in the united states
Ok, I admit. I was retarded the first couple times, but that one made me laugh.
The all look nothing like each other but all look the sort of the same, therein lies the humor. Don't force it too hard though or it will stop being funny quick
I am sorry, I'm not going to search for a picture of a Greek that looks like this. If you believe there isn't a Greek amongst millions who looks exactly like this, you're an idiot.
Besides, here's another bust of Selecus I Nicator. So much for your point.
>doesn't even lok like the evarage greek imo
Here's a composition of the national football team (just to get the cherrypicking argument out of the way).
Looks pretty much the same.
>all look the sort of the same
Yes, they are all human. If you can't see why the Greek looks like the ancient Greek, and the German doesn't, I am sorry for you.
college buddy and I are playing minecraft.
Name my Greek/Roman styled town Im founding today.
lol fuck off
I admit, i keked again.
Have a high res pic of Caesar as a reward for the laugh. I took it to a website called vistaprint and made it into a lovely 36x24" poster, bought a frame for it too.
Yes, that's what occupation means, getting fucked. Maybe in your phantasies Mehmet you have an European looking gf.
I had a Greek gf, she looked like an ancient Greek statue.
Say what you want, but my gf was white tall and pretty, and you're a dirty smelly sandnigger. I am white, tall and pretty, and you are are dirty, smelly sandnigger. And nothing will ever change that.
Here's Rena Sargianopoulos. She looks like those ladies from Knossos
>dat skin tone
This is Alexander's skin tone on the Pompeii mosaic. He has the same skin tone as Darius.
Fucking jealous Anglo shits man. Didn't have culture of their own, so they need to appropriate Greek culture.
>comissioned by Diadochi
>copied by people who saw the original
Kill yourself now pls. Most historians say entirely contradictory things about Alexander - whether his hair was pale-blond, red-blond, or dark-blond, or who knows. Most of them have never even seen him personally.
All I'm saying is, it would be crazy to dismiss the accuracy of that mosaic because "Alexander's hair isn't blond enough" - especially since it isn't even agreed on how blond his hair was.
I think hellenistic Greeks were probably darker than todays Greeks. Remember that alot of germanic migration occurred after the breakup of the roman empire, with more migrations afterwards.
Most greeks are more different from arabic people than you'd think they should be.
The last greeks were exchanged and also most anatolian greeks already went turk by 1922 the one million that got exchanged were the ones that were still christian and probably spoke mostly turkish as their first language.
Turks settled in Greece for 363 years only, that's not enough to drown out millions of Greeks and turn them into Turks.
Iberia was conquered for 700~ years and spaniards don't look like berbers or moroccans now, do they?
And from the Roman Empire, until the Byzantine Empire.
Greeks just stayed in their areas, always being the majority in the Balkans.
Being Greek is a racial, cultural and religious thing.
Being a Turk is a cultural thing.
The steppe turkomongoloids are gone, drowned out by Greek, Armenian, Georgian and Kurdish DNA.
Most "turks" aren't even turks anymore.
People from across the empire were granted roman citizenship, we know that, but werent the italians around the city of rome ethnic romans? Somehow roman as an ethnicity ended, we dont have "ethnic romans" speaking a form of latin nowadays like we do greek. And no, not a romance language, i mean latin.
It really depends on definitions after all. I think that by the early Republic, "Romans" as in Latins were already mixed with Etruscans and other tribes around Rome and that area.
But I don't see why the interest in Latins as an ethnicity, I mean, I don't think they were that much different from other Indo-European peoples roaming north and central Italy by the time.
I mean, was Greece colonized by exactly one strand of people? Perhaps they also had relatively different peoples eventually mixing into one, with no precise "Greek" group of people ending up like the Latins.