"Heracles to Alexander the Great" Exh...

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

There are 136 comments on the eu.greekreporter.com story from Apr 8, 2011, titled "Heracles to Alexander the Great" Exhibition at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum. In it, eu.greekreporter.com reports that:

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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Ancient Greex was gypsies

Europe

#111 Jan 26, 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

Athens, Greece

#112 Jan 26, 2013
Ancient Greex was gypsies wrote:
fake greek gypsie propaganda!
To greek goverment:
dont use propaganda money to manipulate history, you starving dogs!
This is fake gypsy tataric propaganda of Fyroms!
To stupid hypnotized fyromski sheeps:
Don't use easy baseless excuse for hiding your lies!You humiliate yourselves more and now you show not only you are fake but stupid too;)
Can you hear me always starving doggys of Gruevski?
Fyroms ancient liers

Greece

#113 Jan 27, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Fyroms are ancient liers from Asia!
Olympian Flame

Lárisa, Greece

#114 Jan 27, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
slavoskopian faces are full by shame now!
Macedonia Palace

Greece

#115 Jan 27, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
I like it....lol,lol,lol!!!!!!!
Alexandros Thessaloniki

Thessaloníki, Greece

#116 Jan 28, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
vardascian faces look the floor now!
Alexandra Pella

Greece

#117 Jan 28, 2013
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
World rejects Skopje's fake ideology!
Makedonas

Thessaloníki, Greece

#118 Jan 29, 2013
Macedonia always Greece!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Skopje Shameless

Thessaloníki, Greece

#119 Jan 29, 2013
Skopje Shameless!
Macedonia is Greece!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Sapska skopian salad

Athens, Greece

#120 Jan 29, 2013
Poustares the fyromian fathers!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
MAKEDONIA ALWAYS GREECE

Thessaloníki, Greece

#121 Jan 30, 2013
I Love Macedonia wrote:
<quoted text>
Ovchar! Watch this: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_hdgmnPXrcbM/S9G6IBo...
You are clowns! And YES, the world are watching..and laughing, even in Pakistan they loudly laugh at skopians:
Apparently so, according to the government in Skopje, the Slavic speaking majority have ample evidence to rightfully press their ancient origins as far back as Alexander the Great. They even found a group of long lost relatives among the Hunza tribes of Pakistan, who were invited and flown to Skopje by Gruevski´s government with much pageantry and fanfare and which according to the local historians, are descendents of Alexander´s troops and hence distant relatives of the ethnic Slavs of FYROM. Interestingly, while no foreign media at Skopje was able to interview the (suspicious) State guests, back in Pakistan word had spread of the tale resulting in the production of a local comedy loosely translated ´Iskander and the new Yunana (Greeks).´ The play ridicules the ethnic Slavs of FYROM as too backward, vulgar, and incompetent to be the descendents of the famous ancient Greek warrior Iskander (Alexander) reducing FYROM´s fanciful assertions to local tribal jokes. More amusingly, however, was that FYROM unaware, had not picked up on it at the time.
Read more at: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/vie...
http://youtu.be/mIRe5tnqRKM
Correct!
Hellanios

Athens, Greece

#122 Jan 30, 2013
Macedonia Greek!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Hellas Makedonia

Greece

#123 Jan 30, 2013
Macedonia ole!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Pepromenon

Athens, Greece

#124 Feb 1, 2013
Correct!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Macedonian by birth

Athens, Greece

#125 Feb 1, 2013
Fyrom Shameless!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Skupi liers

Athens, Greece

#126 Feb 2, 2013
Skupi liers steal greek history!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Kouros

Athens, Greece

#127 Feb 3, 2013
Macedonia is Greece!
Greek pride and glory!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Pythia

Keratsíni, Greece

#128 Feb 3, 2013
Essetai imar!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Ourania Mousa

Greece

#129 Feb 4, 2013
Hellinon Egersis is here!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !
Satyros

Athens, Greece

#131 Feb 4, 2013
Aein aristevein!
Well Said wrote:
Another Slap in Vardaskians face !

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