ARISTOTLE, ALEXANDER'S TUTOR: believed that heroes proved their merit as much off the battlefield as on. Alexander's unique education, creative mind, and charisma — his ability to "cast a spell over people “— made him as politically savvy as he was deadly. Instead of treating Persians and North Africans as slaves, he took on the mantle — literally wore the clothes — of the Asian "King of Kings" and Pharaoh. This "multiculturalism" infuriated effete Greeks, who saw the customs of "barbarians"…

ARISTOTLE, ALEXANDER'S TUTOR: believed that heroes proved their merit as much off the battlefield as on. Alexander's unique education, creative mind, and charisma — his ability to "cast a spell over people “— made him as politically savvy as he was deadly. Instead of treating Persians and North Africans as slaves, he took on the mantle — literally wore the clothes — of the Asian "King of Kings" and Pharaoh. This "multiculturalism" infuriated effete Greeks, who saw the customs of "barbarians"…

HARD CORE WOMAN OF HISTORY - Laskarina Bouboulina was a Greek naval commander and revolutionary captain who fought in the successful Greek/Hellenic War of Independence against the Ottomans.

HARD CORE WOMAN OF HISTORY - Laskarina Bouboulina was a Greek naval commander and revolutionary captain who fought in the successful Greek/Hellenic War of Independence against the Ottomans.

As the British give up control of Greece, the Truman Doctrine goes into effect and the Cold War begins.

As the British give up control of Greece, the Truman Doctrine goes into effect and the Cold War begins.

Athens, Greece. Royalty gathered after the marriage September 18th of King Constantine of Greece and Pricess Anne Marie of Denmark, include, from left to right, King Frederik of Denmark, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Queen Anne Marie and king Constantine of Greece, ex-Queen Frederika of Greece and king Gustav of Sweden. In foreground, left, are Princess Anne of Great Britain and Princess Christina of Denmark.

Athens, Greece. Royalty gathered after the marriage September 18th of King Constantine of Greece and Pricess Anne Marie of Denmark, include, from left to right, King Frederik of Denmark, Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Queen Anne Marie and king Constantine of Greece, ex-Queen Frederika of Greece and king Gustav of Sweden. In foreground, left, are Princess Anne of Great Britain and Princess Christina of Denmark.

"Παλικάρι από τη Σελλάιδα" του Louis Dupré, 1820.  "Pallikari from the region of Sellaida" by Louis Dupré,1820

"Παλικάρι από τη Σελλάιδα" του Louis Dupré, 1820. "Pallikari from the region of Sellaida" by Louis Dupré,1820

anagnostaras,  was a hero of the Greek War of Independence

anagnostaras, was a hero of the Greek War of Independence

History of the Fustanella - Pallikari ("brave warrior") from the region of Corfu in Greece. Souliotes who fought against Ali Pasha and his Albanians in the war of independence against Turkish occupation

History of the Fustanella - Pallikari ("brave warrior") from the region of Corfu in Greece. Souliotes who fought against Ali Pasha and his Albanians in the war of independence against Turkish occupation

C.P. Cavafy, author of one of my favorite poems "Ithaka."

C.P.Cavafy: the poet of the city

C.P. Cavafy, author of one of my favorite poems "Ithaka."

cp cavafy - Google Search

cp cavafy - Google Search

Photo of Papadiamantis by painter G. Chantzopoulos

Photo of Papadiamantis by painter G. Chantzopoulos

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