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Alexander, Promoter of Hellenism

He conquered the whole Oriental world and the Hellenic civilization during the second half of the 4th century B.C. He was son of the king of Macedonia, Philip II and of Olympiada, a princess from Epirus. He mounted the throne of Macedonia after his father’s assassination in 335 B.C.

Alexander the Great is the one conqueror in history who did not bring destruction and oppression to the peoples he conquered, but instead offered them invaluable gifts of civilisation and culture.

He was a promoter of Hellenic ideals, which he implemented in practice at the peak of their expression. Alexander is the founder of the Roman policy of “Pax Romana,” which by itself constituted the first and foremost precondition for the consolidation and continued expansion of the Christian faith.

The embroidery pictured here is one example of a series of handmade embroideries of Greek historical and cultural themes that I created out of love for my country and my desire to promote it internationally.

This card will be offered to the Chinese Olympic officials in 2008 when I present my art at the Beijing Olympic Games. It is a souvenir from my exhibition held during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.