Greek view on Macedonia prior 1900

As recently as the 19th century the official view of Greek history was that "the Greek Penisula had been struggling for independence from foreign domination ever since the ancient Greeks had been conquered by the Macedonian armies in 338 BC"

Taken from:
Anna Triandafyllidou, "National identity and the Other", Ethnic and racial studies, Vol 21, No 4, July 1998, p. 605