Talk:Greeks

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why is that not sourced?[edit]

the Winston Churchill quote is given as sourced in the http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill page but unsourced here?DefendEurope 01:29, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

* Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks!
I removed it; it is poorly sourced. --Omnipaedista (talk) 12:41, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

academic sources[edit]

The quotes in the academic sources section dealt with ethnic and cultural continuity of the modern greeks from the ancients. Some say that modern greeks are largely descended from the ancient greeks, others say partially, and still others seem to imply they have little genetic connection. They all seem to imply a direct cultural and linguistic connection between the two. I do not believe that this subject matter is appropriate for this article.

I don't think a discussion of the ethnography of the Greeks should be located here. A discussion of whatever demographic changes may have occurred in Greece, Asia Minor, and the Balkans between the classical period and the present should be either addressed within the wikipedia page on the Greeks or elsewhere.

The quotes were also too long. One of the quotes was 596 words and it discussed the similarities of the Greek, Armenian, and Jewish diasporas. —This unsigned comment is by 108.53.7.233 (talkcontribs) .

The section has been restored. Please don't remove it again. The arguments you are given here give no valid reason for the removal of the whole section. -- Mdd (talk) 01:43, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
The article does need a clean-up. I will see what I can do (tomorrow) -- Mdd (talk) 01:55, 16 September 2013 (UTC)
The article has been rearranged, and multiple links have been made to local and Wikipedia article's of the authors. Now it is clear that there is a collection of quotes in the article by notable academics. Those academic quotes relate to all sorts of matters, and it seems this is only natural. I (still don't) see no reason for the removal of those quotes. -- Mdd (talk) 12:25, 16 September 2013 (UTC)