Αεί Έλλην Μαχόμενος ( SPIRA – FORD P WAIGHT collaboration )

Friends, I am so happy to present via the blog of my good friend and collaboration partner – Spira – the fruits of our artistic endeavour to mark the 2500th anniversary of the battles for freedom at Thermopylae and Salamis which took place in 480 BC. Please add your thoughts and feelings over at Spira’s place, and join us in this celebration of one of the greatest gifts we can enjoy – freedom.

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This year marks the 2500 years anniversary from the battles of Thermopylae (August ) & Salamis (late September) in 480 BC during the Hellenic – Persian wars.

I am truly excited to honor the occasion with a collaboration with my good friend
                                                         Ford P.  Waight.

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6 thoughts on “Αεί Έλλην Μαχόμενος ( SPIRA – FORD P WAIGHT collaboration )

  1. Left this comment and a follow on Spira’s blog.

    Excellent, dramatic heroic poem. Not about the lust for war, but a plea for peace. Get to know us and you will love our culture, why wage war, try to know and understand us first. This is a better option However, if it’s a war you want, we will defend ourselves, to our last dying breath. It gets better with each reading. Wonderful poetry. The Carvings and metalwork as symbols of the battles are very realistic. I could easily picture them in battle. Bravo.

    Yet, children, I would propose always and first: would that king accept
    An invitation to sit at our table and drink our wine; to listen to our songs
    With attentive ear, and to gaze upon our culture with eyes set not to conquer,
    But to criticise freely or draw joy as he pleases;than bloodshed.

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