Exhibition in Germany: Alexander the Great and the Opening of the World

Alexander the Great

Few figures in history have been as fascinating as Alexander the Great. In 323 B.C. he died at the early age of 32. His short life and his personality, his legendary march through the vast Persian empire, and the immeasurable impact and later effects have called forth countless stories and legends for more than two thousands years.

The exhibition ?Alexander the Great and the Opening of the World. Asia?s Cultures in Transformation? follows the course of the Macedonian king Alexander to Central Asia and thereby demonstrates the resulting cultural, economical and social upheavals to the visitors.

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«Μακεδονία Ελληνική του Αλεξάνδρου η Χώρα»

MEGAS ALEXANDROS 2

Ποια στοιχεία αποδεικνύουν την ελληνικότη­τα της Μακεδονίας;

1) Οι Μακεδόνες ήταν πανάρχαια ελληνική φυλή, όπως οι Δωριείς, οι Ίωνες και οι Αιολείς. Μιλούσαν Ελληνικά σε διάλεκτο που συγγένευε ιδιαίτερα με τη δωρική και την αιολική διάλε­κτο.

2) Το όνομα Μακεδόνες και Μακεδονία είναι λέξεις ελληνικές και παράγονται από την αρχαία λέξη μάκος, Μακεδνός σημαίνει μακρύς, ψηλός. που είναι δωρικός τύπος της λέξης μήκος.

3) Η Θρησκεία των αρχαίων Μακεδόνων ή­ταν ίδια και απαράλλακτη με τη θρησκεία όλων των υπόλοιπων Ελλήνων. Πίστευαν τους ίδιους 12 «θεούς» και θεωρούσαν ότι το δωδεκάθεό τους κατοικούσε στο μεγάλο μακεδονικό βουνό, τον Όλυμπο. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Τοιχογραφία του 1568 στο Άγιον Όρος χαρακτηρίζει τον Αλέξανδρο ως «βασιλέα των Ελλήνων» – Mural of 1568 on Mount Athos calls Alexander “king of Hellenes”

Mural of 1568 calls Alexander king of Hellenes

Από την ελληνική εφημερίδα «Καθημερινή». Η τοιχογραφία χρονολογείται από το 1568 και βρίσκεται στην Μονή Δοχειαρίου του Αγίου Όρους. Η Μονή Δοχειαρίου φαίνεται ότι ανάγεται στα πρώτα χρόνια του 11ου αιώνα.

Από τη μιά μεριά λέει «Βασιλεύς Ελλήνων Αλέξανδρος» και από την άλλη «Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων Αύγουστος».

VatopaidiFriend: Είναι ξεκάθαρο ότι το «Έλληνες» εδώ αναφέρεται στον λαό και όχι στο ειδωλολατρικό θρήσκευμα, εφόσον για τον Αύγουστο, που και αυτός ήταν ειδωλολάτρης, λέει «Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων». Επίσης είναι ξεκάθαρο ότι ο Αλέξανδρος που απεικονίζεται εδώ δεν είναι ο άσημος βυζαντινός αυτοκράτορας με αυτό το όνομα (912-913), γιατί τότε θα έλεγε «Βασιλεύς Ρωμαίων», μια και οι Βυζαντινοί αποκαλούσαν τους εαυτούς τους Ρωμαίους λόγω της Νέας Ρώμης – Κωνσταντινούπολης, και οι αυτοκράτορες λέγονταν «Βασιλείς Ρωμαίων». Εξάλλου αυτός δεν θα είχε καμμία θέση σε μια τέτοια τοιχογραφία. Εδώ απεικονίζεται ο Μέγας Αλέξανδρος της αρχαιότητας.

From greek newspaper ‘Kathimerini‘. The mural dates from 1568 and anyone can see it in Moni Docheiareiou in Mt. Athos. The monastery of Docheiareiou appears to date back to the early years of the eleventh century.

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The Washington Times Prints Hellenic League of America Letter to the Editor on Macedonia Name Issue.

June 26, 2009

Letters to the Editor

The Washington Times

3600 New York Avenue, NE

Washington, DC 20002

To the Editor:

Ivica Bocevski neglected to clarify the legacy of the so-called name dispute, as reported in The Washington Times recently («No names, please,» Embassy Row, World, June 12). The country Mr. Bocevski hails from is a state that was part of the former Yugoslavia, an artificial political construct that waged war on Greece during the immediate aftermath of World War II. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

World Classical Scholars: Macedonia is Greek (Letter to President Barack Obama)

http://macedonia-evidence.org/obama-letter.html

The Honorable Barack Obama
President, United States of America
White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500 

Dear President Obama,

We, the undersigned scholars of Graeco-Roman antiquity, respectfully request that you intervene to clean up some of the historical debris left in southeast Europe by the previous U.S. administration.

On November 4, 2004, two days after the re-election of President George W. Bush, his administration unilaterally recognized the “Republic of Macedonia.” This action not only abrogated geographic and historic fact, but it also has unleashed a dangerous epidemic of historical revisionism, of which the most obvious symptom is the misappropriation by the government in Skopje of the most famous of Macedonians, Alexander the Great.

We believe that this silliness has gone too far, and that the U.S.A. has no business in supporting the subversion of history. Let us review facts. (The documentation for these facts [here in boldface] can be found attached and at: http://macedonia-evidence.org/documentation.html)

The land in question, with its modern capital at Skopje, was called Paionia in antiquity. Mts. Barnous and Orbelos (which form today the northern limits of Greece) provide a natural barrier that separated, and separates, Macedonia from its northern neighbor. The only real connection is along the Axios/Vardar River and even this valley “does not form a line of communication because it is divided by gorges.” Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

FOR THOSE WHO SEEK A NAME FOR «MACEDONIA»

vardarska
THE NAME OF THE AREA BEFORE WORLD WAR II WAS VARDARSKA. THE NAME MACEDONIA WAS GIVEN TO THEM BY THEIR LEADER JOSEF TITO ( HEREABOVE YOU WILL FIND THEIR MAP BEFORE 1940)

A FEW NOTES FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW:

1. ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND HIS TEACHER ARISTOTLE SPOKE HELLENIC. NOT ANY SLAVIC LANGUAGE.

2. THE MACEDONIAN CAPITAL WAS PELLA, NOT SKOPJE.

3. ALEXANDER’S SISTER WAS CALLED THESSALONIKI, NOT SOLUN LIKE THE SLAVS CALL IT.

SO, VARDARSKA IT IS.

WE’VE HAD ENOUGH WITH THIS JOKE.

SPREAD THIS MESSAGE ALL OVER THE WORLD

 

Source : http://www.orthros.org/English/Eidiseis/Sx-MakedoniaName.htm

«Letter from Macedonia»

The star of Vergina (Greece)

The star of Vergina (Greece)

January 22, 2009
Editor, Archaeology Magazine
36-36
33rd Street Long Island City,
NY 11106 U.S.A.
Dear Sir,

I opened the January/February issue of Archaeology today and eagerly turned to «A Letter from Macedonia» only to discover that it was actually a letter from ancient Paionia – the land north of Mt. Barmous and Mt. Orbelos. Livy’s account of the creation of the Roman province of Macedonia (45.29.7 and 12) makes clear that the Paionians lived north of those mountains (which form today the geographically natural northern limits of Greece) and south of the Dardanians who were in today’s Kosovo. Strabo (7. frag 4) is even more succinct in saying that Paionia was north of Macedonia and the only connection from one to the other was (and is today) through the narrow gorge of the Axios (or Vardar) River. In other words, the land which is described by Matthew Brunwasser in his «Owning Alexander» was Paionia in antiquity. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »