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New Documentary Featuring Harding University in Greece

There are 9 comments on the The Beebe News story from Nov 23, 2011, titled New Documentary Featuring Harding University in Greece. In it, The Beebe News reports that:

SEARCY, Ark. - Harding University International Programs recently launched a new documentary spotlighting the University's campus in Athens, Greece.

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“HERONEA 338 B.C.”

Since: Dec 10

Macedonia, Greece

#2 Nov 24, 2011
Macedonia was and is Greek. Everyone with basic education and history knowledge knows the truth~!!!!!

Ask the Persians, the Egyptians, the Indians, all the people that Alexander the Great had conquered in the name of Greece!!

The will tell you on thing: Macedonia and Alexander the Great are Greek!!!

Since: Nov 11

Thrace, Greece

#3 Nov 24, 2011
---Creation of the World---

In the begining there was only chaos. Then out of the void appeared Erebus, the unknowable place where death dwells, and Night.

All else was empty, silent, endless, darkness. Then somehow Love was born bringing a start of order. From Love came Light and Day. Once there was Light and Day, Gaea, the earth appeared.
Then Erebus slept with Night, who gave birth to Ether, the heavenly light, and to Day the earthly light. Then Night alone produced Doom, Fate, Death, Sleep, Dreams, Nemesis, and others that come to man out of darkness.
Meanwhile Gaea alone gave birth to Uranus, the heavens. Uranus became Gaea's mate covering her on all sides. Together they produced the three Cyclopes, the three Hecatoncheires, and twelve Titans.
However, Uranus was a bad father and husband. He hated the Hecatoncheires. He imprisoned them by pushing them into the hidden places of the earth, Gaea's womb. This angered Gaea and she ploted against Uranus. She made a flint sickle and tried to get her children to attack Uranus. All were too afraid except, the youngest Titan, Cronus.
Gaea and Cronus set up an ambush of Uranus as he lay with Gaea at night. Cronus grabed his father and castrated him, with the stone sickle, throwing the severed genitales into the ocean. The fate of Uranus is not clear. He either died, withdrew from the earth, or exiled himself to Italy. As he departed he promised that Cronus and the Titans would be punished. From his spilt blood came the Giants, the Ash Tree Nymphs, and the Erinnyes. From the sea foam where his genitales fell came Aphrodite.
Cronus became the next ruler. He imprisoned the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires in Tartarus. He married his sister Rhea, under his rule the Titans had many offspring.

He ruled for many ages. However, Gaea and Uranus both had prophesied that he would be overthrown by a son. To avoid this Cronus swallowed each of his children as they were born. Rhea was angry at the treatment of the children and ploted against Cronus.

When it came time to give birth to her sixth child, Rhea hid herself, then she left the child to be raised by nymphs. To concel her act she wrapped a stone in swaddling cloths and passed it off as the baby to Cronus, who swallowed it.
This child was Zeus. He grew into a handsome youth on Crete.

He consulted Metis on how to defeat Cronus.

She prepaired a drink for Cronus design to make him vomit up the other children. Rhea convinced Cronus to accept his son and Zeus was allowed to return to Mount Olympus as Cronus's cupbearer. This gave Zeus the opertunity to slip Cronus the specially prepaired drink.

This worked as planned and the other five children were vomitted up. Being gods they were unharmed. They were thankful to Zeus and made him their leader.
Cronus was yet to be defeated. He and the Titans, except Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Oceanus, fought to retain their power. Atlas became their leader in battle and it looked for some time as though they would win and put the young gods down. However, Zeus was cunning. He went down to Tartarus and freed the Cyclopes and the Hecatoncheires.

Prometheus joined Zeus as well. He returned to battle with his new allies. The Cyclopes provided Zeus with lighting bolts for weapons. The Hecatoncheires he set in ambush armed with boulders. With the time right, Zeus retreated drawing the Titans into the Hecatoncheires's ambush. The Hecatoncheires rained down hundreds of boulders with such a fury the Titans thought the mountains were falling on them. They broke and ran giving Zeus victory....

However, Zeus faced the monster and flinging his lighting bolts was able to kill it... Typhoeus was burried under Mount Etna in Sicily..

Much later a final challenge to Zeus rule was made by the Giants. They went so far as to attempt to invade Mount Olympus, piling mountain upon mountain in an effort to reach the top.

But, the gods had grown strong and with the help of Heracles the Giants were subdued or killed.

“I am coming to get you”

Since: Nov 11

Heraklion, Greece

#5 Nov 26, 2011
Athena's Birth

Zeus came to lust after Metis, and chased her in his direct way. Metis tried to escape, going so far as to change her form many times.

Turning into various creatures such as hawks, fish, and serpents. However, Zeus was both determined and equally proficient at changing form. He continued his persuit until she relented...

An Oracle of Gaea then prophesied that Metis first child would be a girl but, her second child would be a boy that would overthrow Zeus as had happened to his father and grandfather. Zeus took this warning to heart...

When he next saw Metis he flattered her and put her at her ease. Then with Metis off gaurd Zeus suddenly opened his mouth and swallowed her. This was the end of Metis but, possibly the beginning of Zeus's wisdom...

After a time Zeus developed the mother of all headaches....

He howled so loudly it could be heard throughout the earth. The other gods came to see what the problem was...

Hermes realized what needed to be done and directed Hephaestus to take a wedge and split open Zeus's skull.

Out of the skull sprang Athena, full grown and in a full set of armour. Due to her manor of birth she has dominion over all things of the intellect..

Since: Nov 11

Thrace, Greece

#6 Dec 2, 2011

Atalanta was a mortal heroine of Arcadia, an accomplished athlete and hunter....

She chose to remain a virgin, and claimed that she would only marry a man who could defeat her in a race on foot..

In some myths, Atalanta would kill her suitors with a spear as she passed them in the race.....

The suitor Melanion (Hippomenes in some versions) won Atalanta in marriage with the aid of Aphrodite, who gave him three golden apples with which to beguile the heroine into stopping to collect the treasures...

Occupied in seeking the golden apples, Atalanta lost the race and became Melanion’s wife.

“I am coming to get you”

Since: Nov 11

Heraklion, Greece

#8 Dec 4, 2011
Athens was the most beautiful city in Greece. It grew up at the foot of the high rock known as the Acropolis, which in the earliest times was the citadel that defended the city.

The Acropolis had very strong walls, and the main entrance was guarded by nine gates, which must have made it almost impossible for an enemy to take, and there was a well within the fortress, so that there was always water for those who defended it.

But history has told us almost nothing about the mighty lords who built this fortress or about the life of the people over whom they ruled.

But if history is silent, legend has much to say. The earliest rulers of Athens were Kings, and of these one of the first was Cecrops. All kinds of stories gathered round his name, and it was believed that he was not altogether human, but a being who had grown out of the earth and was half-man and half-serpent. It was when he was King that the contest took place as to whether Athena, the grey-eyed Goddess of Wisdom, or Poseidon, Lord of the Sea, should be the special guardians of the city.

The victory was awarded to Athena, who, taking her spear, thrust it into the ground, whereupon an olive tree marvellously appeared. Poseidon gave the horse as his gift to Athens, and legend adds that, striking the rock with his trident, he brought forth clear salt water, which he also gave to the Athenians.

For all time the olive was associated not only with Athena, but with Attica and Athens her city, and to the Athenians, the sea became almost like a second home.

The ancient kings claimed descent from the gods. They were not only the lawgivers, but they acted as judges, as chief priests, and in time of war as generals. All who were oppressed had the right to appeal to the judgment seat of the King and his decisions were final.

Though the King was the supreme ruler, there were assemblies of the chief men, always called the Elders, and of the People, who met whenever the King called them together. These gathering were important, not because of any real power they possessed in early times, for they only met to hear what the King intended to do and never to discuss, but because it was from these assemblies that the power of the people to govern themselves developed.

The greatest of the early Kings was Theseus, he who slew the Minotaur and freed Athens from paying tribute to Minos the Sea-King of Crete.

His greatest claim to be held in the remembrance of his countrymen was that it was believed to have been Theseus who united all Attica under the leadership of Athens. Before this time all the towns and villages in Attica had been independent, but he "gathered together all the inhabitants of Attica into one town, and made them people of one city ... and gave the name of Athens to the whole state."

(Plutarch: Life of Theseus ) Legend tells of him that he was good and merciful to all who were in need, and a protector of all who were oppressed, but he offended the gods in some way, and died in exile far from Athens.

Long centuries after, Cimon, an Athenian general, took possession of the island in which it was said that Theseus had been buried. Cimon

had a great ambition to find out the place where Theseus was buried and by chance spied an eagle on a rising ground, where on a sudden it came into his mind, as it were by some divine inspiration, to dig there, and search for the bones of Theseus....

There were found in that place a coffin of a man of more than ordinary size, and a brazen spear-head, and a sword lying by it, all of which he took aboard his galley and brought with him to Athens.....

Upon which the Athenians, greatly delighted, went out to meet and receive the relics with splendid processions and with sacrifices, as if it were Theseus himself returning alive to the city..

“I am coming to get you”

Since: Nov 11

Heraklion, Greece

#9 Dec 7, 2011

Pegasus was a winged horse and good flyer. The Pegasus was the result of the ill fated mating of Medusa and Poseidon. It was born from Medusa when her head was cut off by Perseus...

Tamed by Bellerophon it served as his mount during his adventures including his slaying of the Chimaera. When Bellerophon attempted to fly Pegasus to Mount Olympus he was dismounted by Zeus. Pegasus continued on and made it to Mount Olympus. Here Pegasus spent his days carrying lighting bolts for Zeus.

Since: Nov 11

Thrace, Greece

#10 Dec 8, 2011
Alexander the Great gave this oath at Opis in 324 BC.

It was at a banquet before 9,000 Greek and Asian officers.

The Oath has been quoted mostly from Ptolemy who had possessed Alexander's diary.

Others were Plutarch, and Erathostenes. Over the centuries wording has been changed but the main points are still there.

“ It is my wish, now that wars are coming to an end, that you should all be happy in peace.
From now on, let all mortals live as one people, in fellowship, for the good of all.

See the whole world as your homeland, with laws common to all, where the best will govern regardless of their race.

Unlike the narrow minded, I make no distinction between Greeks and Barbarians.

The origin of citizens, or the race into which they were born, is of no concern to me.

I have only one criterion by which to distinguish their virtue.

For me any good foreigner is a Greek and any bad Greek is worse than a barbarian.

If disputes ever occur among you, you will not resort to weapons but will solve them in peace.

If need be, I shall arbitrate between you.
See God not as an autocratic despot, but as the common father of all and thus your conduct will be like the lives of brothers within the same family.

I on my part, see you all as equal, whether you are white or dark-skinned.

And I should like you not simply to be subjects of my Commonwealth, but members of it, partners of it.

To the best of my ability, I shall strive to do what I have promised.

Keep as a symbol of love this oath which we have taken tonight with our libations.”

Am oath, from a man that states he is Greek!!

“I am coming to get you”

Since: Nov 11

Heraklion, Greece

#11 Dec 12, 2011

The messenger of the gods, Hermes was the son of Zeus and a demigoddess named Maia.

A mischievious trickster, Hermes was also the god of thieves, travellers, shepards, and merchants. With his winged cap and sandals, Hermes could travel to the ends of the earth in the blink of an eye.

His more serious duty was that of escorting the newly dead to the underworld. Hermes had two famous sons:

Pan, the god of shepards, and Hermaphroditus, the son of Aphrodite and Hermes.

Hermaphroditus possessed his father's handsome virility and his mother's beautiful face.

In some accounts, it is said that the nymph Salmacis, upon falling in love with Hermaphroditus, prayed to be joined with him forever.

Her prayers were granted, and their two bodies were physicaly united, making the first hermaphrodite..

“I am coming to get you”

Since: Nov 11

Heraklion, Greece

#12 Dec 13, 2011
When Alexander was sixteen, Philip left him in charge of Macedonia while he went away on a campaign against the people of Byzantium!

The Maedi rebelled while Philip was gone, and Alexander led an army against their largest city..

He moved out the Maedi and renamed the city "Alexandropolis," after himself.

Philip put Alexander in command of the cavalry at the Battle of Chaeronea, 4 and Alexander led the charge that broke the Theban Sacred Band.

This early bravery made his father so fond of him that Philip liked nothing better than to hear his soldiers say that Philip was their general, but Alexander was their king...

Philip had a stormy home life with Alexander's mother, Olympias. Philip had spied on her once and seen a snake in her bed, and ever since then they had been estranged.

Philip's new marriages enraged Olympias, who was a violent, jealous, and unforgiving woman.

The trouble in the women's chambers spread to the whole kingdom. Olympias even managed to turn Alexander against his father.

The breaking point came when Philip married Cleopatra, the very young niece of Attalus.

At the wedding feast, Attalus (who was drunk), in his toast, asked the Macedonians to pray to the gods for a lawful successor to the kingdom through his niece.

This so irritated Alexander that he threw a cup at Attalus and shouted: "What am I then -- a bastard?" Philip (who was also drunk) took Attalus' side and came at Alexander with a sword, but he slipped and fell down on the floor!

Alexander derided his drunk and clumsy father and then left Macedonia, along with Olympias.

An old friend of the family came to visit Philip, and Philip asked him if the Greeks were at peace with each other.

The visitor replied:

"It is strange that you are so worried about Greece when your own house is torn apart by so many wars...."

Philip got the point, and called Alexander home.

But soon another matter came between Alexander and his father.

Alexander's ultimate goal was to unite all Greeks, and conquer the world, as he finally did!

The Greatest of all Greeks...

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