||Before the birth of Christ, Macedonia was under Roman occupation, and was later a part of the Greco-Byzantine Empire. Where the term Greek originated. So you could say that Greeks were Roman. But yes, the Hellenic people of Macedon assimilated with the Romans and were later given the name Greeks.
The first thing I found, I jammed it on this forum, what an idiot:
"(1) had indeed enjoyed sufficient economic development and military power to rival both the Greco-Byzantine and Islamic worlds in the Mediterranean basin and would clearly outdistance them in the succeeding two centuries," (Prof. JOHN H. MUNRO, 2005)
I've already shown you the other site, it explains everything, and now you want me to waist my time.
"(1) the Greco-Byzantine Empire, the successor of the old Roman Empire in the East: centred in what is now Asia Minor, or the country of Turkey: the surviving core of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, with its capital at Constantinople (which later, after 1918, was renamed Istanbul, its current name). "
here's some art from the early Roman empire.
Here are some mints that represent the transition from Hellenistic mythology into early christianity.
and other things about Hellenistic religion:
However, the Greeks tended to look to Egypt for learning and culture rather than to their own forebears, until at the end of the 6th century there was a new arousal of interest in the old legends of Greece, which were retranslated in a new and more spiritual light, whilst the growth of the Greek cities and Hellenization of the Mediterranean led to the declaration of the divinity of rulers such as Alexander the Great (356-323CE). After the death of Alexander the Great, his successor, Ptolemy I revealed the importance of Egyptian religion to Greece by incorporating the Egyptian cults of Isis and Osiris (now called Serapis) into Greek religion in the 4th century BC. The cult spread rapidly throughout the Mediterranean and from there throughout the Roman Empire, reaching as far from Egypt as Britain, with centres in London and York.
These trends encouraged a general increase in population and wealth, but particularly the growth of cities and the prosperity of their elites. Greco-Roman civilization was primarily an urban civilization, and during this period the Greek-speaking polis (cities) in the East and the Latin-speaking civitas (cities) in the West were to flourish as never before.
Divisions are based both on historical events and on artistic styles. 480 represents the last Persian war as well as the beginning of the Early Classical Period. 323 represents the death of Alexander the Great as well as the beginning of the Hellenistic Period, so named because it represents an extension of Hellenic (Greek) culture into the wider Mediterranean world. 31 represents the time when Octavian (later Augustus) gained control as first Roman emperor.
sorry...no propaganda on our side:
It's because educated people know who the Greeks were.