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Old 03-08-2011, 10:59 PM
Sakuma Drops is offline
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Originally Posted by Anisos View Post
Modern Greeks feel like they own that history. Alexander the Great is OURS, Macedonia is OURS. For you to want to name yourself Macedonian is removing my "pride". History is not objective business in Greece. I remember about ten years ago telling a much older woman (a doctor) about Washington DC government buildings. The first thing that she said was "Greek designs... all of it stolen"
Geez, you'd think people would be proud to see stuff built everywhere in the image of their culture. I mean, everywhere you look in this country there's a little Greek temple! CLEARLY we adore Greece and are demonstrating their obvious architectural superiority. Imitation really IS the sincerest form of flattery.