Thursday, July 26, 2012

The oath of Alexander by Bost

Title: The oath of Alexander the Great

Artist: Chrysanthos Bostantzoglou - Bost.

Description of picture: Alexander the Great gives oath before the Holy Bible, waving the Greek national flag (used as state symbol: 1822 - 1970 and 1975 - 1978), and holds his shield with sixteen-rayed Macedonian sun of Argead dynasty. In upper part of the picture is written "oρκίζομε όλη η Μακαιδονία είναι ελληνική" (I swear all Macedonia is Greek), on the lower part of picture is written "Ο ΟΡΚΟΣ ΤΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ" (The oath of Alexander).

Conclusion: Alexander never looked like this. Also, there was no Christian Bible and that modern Greek flag, at the time when he lived. But it's called free imagination of the artist.


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