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Alexander the Great by Socrates on 21 June 2010 1:44pm
 
Hi, first of all I want to state I am a HUGE Michael Palin fan. The Himalaya series DVD is something I've watched more than anything else. But I was really upset and disappointed he called "Macedonia (FYROM)" the homeland of Alexander the Great on this site.

This is not true, Alexander the Great was Greek, spoke Greek, had Greek teachers, worshipped Greek gods and liked Greek art. The region of Macedonia those days was a state, that linked together with other states like Athens made up Greece. There is no relation between Macedonia (FYROM) and the Ancient Greek Macedonians. FYROM Macedonia is Slavic, Slavs were not in Europe at the time of Alexander the Great, so it would be impossible for him to be anything BUT Greek.

I hope Michael Palin can somehow read this message, or I have a way of e-mailing him, so this can be corrected.

Thanks.
 
Re: Alexander the Great by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 22 June 2010 8:16am
 
Alexander III, the Great (Macedonian) (356-323 BC), king of Macedonia, the founder of the Hellenistic world powers, the most famous leader of antiquity. He was born in late July 356 BC in Pellet. Undoubtedly he was a Greek. His father was Phillip II.
 
Re: Alexander the Great by Ken Dunn on 22 June 2010 9:14am
 
Hi Socrates. It is possible for someone to have multiple nationality. Our Queen is the Queen of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales which together form the United Kingdom.
 
Re: Alexander the Great by johnnythemonkey on 22 June 2010 1:47pm
 
....'Our' Queen is really German.
 
Re: Alexander the Great by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 22 June 2010 1:59pm
 
It is a branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (German: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha), which adopted the English name Windsor by a royal proclamation in 1917.
 
Re: Alexander the Great by johnnythemonkey on 22 June 2010 2:06pm
 
I am actually the rightful King of Scotland. ( Idi Amin was my great-uncle.) :)
 
Re: Alexander the Great by sophisticatedladyNELLsunSU47 on 22 June 2010 2:52pm
 
His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor JOHNYTHEMONKEY, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and Conqueror of the British Empire?
 
Re: Alexander the Great by bIG bLOGGER on 22 June 2010 3:50pm
 
Actually you missed out perchance..

"...and Highly-Rated Commander-In-Chief of the British Army Task Force in Afghanistan........."

At the end of the day,the Army is all bullshit.
 
Re: Alexander the Great by Ken Dunn on 22 June 2010 4:52pm
 
You missed out a few expletives that should be included in jtm's honours?!
~
Nope, I've just noticed that bb has that covered too!
 
Re: Alexander the Great by johnnythemonkey on 22 June 2010 6:16pm
 
I also claim rights over the entire island that is Hibernia. ( my great-grandfather Swalihiti, once drank a pint of Guinness. )

Footballers have 'qualified' to play for Ireland with more tenuous reasons !
 
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