"Heracles to Alexander the Great" Exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum

Apr 8, 2011 Full story: eu.greekreporter.com 136

A major exhibition titled “Heracles to Alexander the Great: Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedonia, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy” opens next week at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. This major exhibition will showcase the treasures of Aegae, the royal capital of the kingdom of Macedonia. More than 500 extraordinary new discoveries from the royal tombs of Aegae will be on display for the very first time at the Ashmolean.

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Helios

Athens, Greece

#133 Feb 5, 2013
Great!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Greek maggotsontheweb

Europe

#134 Feb 5, 2013
The fake Ancestry of ancient Greeks=
Gypsies.
.
The late and schematic myth of the
sons of Hellen(Herodotus) never convince
other
mythographers to comply with it.
.
This notion that the Greeks had a common
descent was then comparatively recent. As
Thucydides observes, the name of Hellas
spread from a valley in Thessaly to the
Greek-speaking peoples after the formation
of the text of Homer.
.
Theseus is
descended from Erechtheus, son of the
Earth; Oedipus from the Phoenician(Libya)
Cadmus;
Agamemnon from Phrygian(Asia Minor)
Pelops; Heracles
and Perseus from Egyptian Danaus. Whole
cities were not descended from Hellen:
Athens, Lemnos, and the Cretans were
Pelasgian; and 1 Maccabees 12:21 attests
that the Spartans are children of Abraham.
The myth of Hellen combined into one group
the smaller tribes that participated in the
Delphic Amphictyon, such as the Aeolians,
the Achaeans, and the Dorians. Traces of the
older distinctions remained; Dorians were
forbidden in the Parthenon; although the
Spartan king Cleomenes I claimed this did
not apply to him — as a descendant of
Heracles, he was an Achaean.(As in this
example, the Greeks almost always reckoned
descent only through the male line.)
.
So the exact nature of Greek identity has
been an open question since ancient times.
It has not become clearer with time: descent
is at best a matter of tradition, and the
Greeks have altered their language, religion,
and customs since Herodotus.
.
As early as the 5th century BC, Isocrates,
after speaking of common origin and
worship, says: "the name Hellenes suggests
no longer a race but an intelligence, and...
the title Hellenes is applied rather to those
who share our culture than to those who
share a common blood". Panegyric 4.50.
After the 4th century BC, Greek became the
lingua franca of the East Mediterranean
region and was widely spoken by educated
non-Greeks. After the 4th century AD, Greeks
became Christian.(In the Judeo-Christian
tradition, Greeks are descended from Javan,
son of Japheth).-!
Miss Macedonia

Greece

#135 Feb 7, 2013
We know you propagandist of Skopje!
You live under the illusion of Gruevski and fake makedonist ideology of Skopje!
History and museums give you the answer that you deserve and this is.....
YOU'RE YUGOSLAVIZED VARDAR BULGARIAN,A THIEVE WHO STEAL AND DISTORT GREEK HISTORY!
NOBODY BELIEVES YOU CUZ YOU'RE UNEDUCATED TATAR NEWCOMERS FROM ASIA WHO FOLLOW THE OLD YUGOSLAV AND BULGARIAN PROPAGANDA AGAINST US MACEDONIANS AND THE REST OF GREEKS!!!!!
Slavoscupi sheep

Greece

#136 Feb 13, 2013
O tolmon nika!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Skopian Prostitute

Thessaloníki, Greece

#137 Feb 16, 2013
Awesome!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Hungry Gruevski

Thessaloníki, Greece

#138 Feb 16, 2013
Macedonia is Greece!
Skopje is Dardania!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Macedonian Human rights

Greece

#139 Feb 17, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Respect human rights of Macedons!
We are Greeks!

Since: Apr 12

Blacktown, Australia

#140 Feb 17, 2013
maggots bread new life in skopia. international community seek for pest control.

Australia to test mortien on monkeydonians classed ozzies

great sucees

Mass quataties to be sent to albania......

LONG LIVE Monkeydonia

slav bulgaro/serbo/croat bullshitski
samostojna MKD

Canberra, Australia

#141 Feb 17, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
First and foremost, not interested in your point of vew.
Get real. Stop falowing a political trend.
samostojna MKD

Canberra, Australia

#142 Feb 17, 2013
Macedonian Human rights wrote:
<quoted text>
Respect human rights of Macedons!
We are Greeks!
I am Macedonian and not Greek. God forbeed.
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Athens, Greece

#143 Feb 17, 2013
samostojna MKD wrote:
<quoted text>
I am Macedonian and not Greek. God forbeed.
Fakedonian you are for sure!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Macedoni...
Learn first what the Ancient Macedonians was!
And then,tell me who you are?
Miss Macedonia

Greece

#144 Feb 17, 2013
samostojna MKD wrote:
<quoted text>
I am Macedonian and not Greek. God forbeed.
You're Yugoslavized Vardar Bulgarian,therefore fake Skopian and Macedonian!
We Macedonians are Greeks;)
Makedonia 2013

Thessaloníki, Greece

#145 Feb 17, 2013
World knows the truth and Skopians cannot change that!
Macedonia is Greece!
Xenofon wrote:
"A major exhibition titled “Heracles to Alexander the Great: Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedonia, a HELLENIC Kingdom in the Age of Democracy” opens next week at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
This major exhibition will showcase the treasures of Aegae, the royal capital of the kingdom of Macedonia."
Turkoslavs of Vardarska Banovina can it be any clearer? The worlds most prestigious museums and universities all know the truth! MAKEDONIA WAS BORN GREEK!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Apr 12

Blacktown, Australia

#146 Feb 18, 2013
samostjna bulgara that speaks a bastardised language typically slav Not macedonian
Miss Macedonia

Thessaloníki, Greece

#147 Feb 18, 2013
Makedonski good luk wrote:
samostjna bulgara that speaks a bastardised language typically slav Not macedonian
He don't even know to speak,how is possible to know what he speaks?
Macedonia is Greece!
Miss Macedonia

Thessaloníki, Greece

#148 Feb 19, 2013
Cristian van der Gott wrote:
Actually the topic IS correct. As all know, Alexander´s royal house was of descent from the Argeiad Dynasty in the city of Argos, Peloponesos.
The dynasty of the Argeiads was founded by Heracles himself.
Correct!
Macedonia is Greece!
Our ancestors said that!
Alexander I never forget his Greek ethnicity as Herodotus said;)

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