Talk:Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Misconception about "Greekness" of the Byzance[edit]

"Byzantine Greek" may refer only to the period after 12th century and not to the times of Cyril and Methodius. The second reason to avoid the expression “Greek” would be because they probably were Slavs and NOT “Greek”. The third reason is that the expression “Greek" was pejorative at exactly that time and may reflect the Catholic reaction to their mission and the introduction of the Slave language in xenophobic Catholic West and Central Europe. This is a strong reason why the expression “Greek” should be avoided. Only “Byzantine” would be appropriate. Please correct.Buridan2001 (talk) 13:41, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

RESPONSE by Helena Dadaj. Nonsense, Byzantium was a Greek culture prior to the 12th century. In fact, one could argue that it grew more and more Slavic after the 12th, but not entirely. The probability that Cyril and Methodius they were Slavs is entirely speculative and no source is provided. In the interest of academic integrity, we can conclude that this is a false assumption. The fact that you think Slav refers to "slave" shows that you have no understanding of Slavic history whatsoever. Slav does not mean slave, it means "The Word" as in "People of the Same Words" or "tongue." Why would you think Slavs were slaves when they settled and conquered half of Europe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:54, 11 May 2015 (UTC)


Would someone add that Cyril is buried in Basilica of Saint Clement? Does anyone know about the graveyard of Methodius? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:13, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Do you have any reliable sources for Cyril being buried there? --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:28, 25 May 2015 (UTC)