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Alita



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, if it wasn't for Jesus I would probably burn incense to the guy.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alexander and Leonidas both .. Sad
Maybe it is those of the Dorian race they seek to dismiss?

issusmegas wrote:
Hail To The King

I went to Greece the part of Macedonia the Greeks now call Greece even though there ancestors called Philip and Alexander Barbarians.

In modern Greece hardly any interest is given to the Great Macedonian. Who did more for its history and traditions than any other so called Greek

There is only a statue in Thessaloniki and no where else. Greeks are more interested in Tourism and Christianity than in there ancient leader.

I went once to find anything to do with Alexander. Pella is a ruin and the people are empty no wonder Alexander never went back.
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Alita



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says a lot that a mere 400 years after the death of Alexander, who was revered by the whole Greek, Roman and Hellenistic world, and treated as a god by the Egyptians and Persians, the spread of Christianity totally eclipsed him for 2,000 years Only recently has the world properly taken notice of Alexander again. This may be because Christianity is now on the wane and people are no longer attributing great actions to the power of God, but to the abilities of men - thereby making them superhuman.

It must be said though, that the Greeks have always lived with Alexander and his legacy, for good or ill. Kind of similar to the way the Jews have always known about Jesus, a Jew, but never seemed to have given him the respect the rest of the world thought he deserves. The familiar will never be as exciting as the exotic, and nobody knew this better than Alexander.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today is thought to have been Alexander's birthday...
so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the greatest Alexandros of them all
ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ....!!!
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXANDER!!! Very Happy
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