Alexander The Great
Message of eternity
The Louvre in Paris showed the extreme beauty of Greek civilization with the exhibition of Alexander the Great. Alexander is a legend.
Like all the legends, a lot of books have been written about his history, movies have been made and theories built on his life and on his death. His grave has never been discovered. The only crown ever found in a tomb, is the one of Heracles, one of his three sons, the illegitimate one he had with a Persian Princess. The gold of this crown is incredible, divinely chiseled, just like a breath made by the hands of Hephaestus to honor the grandson of Zeus. This crown is made of oak leaves, the tree of Zeus, the symbol of the eternity. The past is a mystery kept by the Angels but Alexander remains as an inspiration even in the 21st century. And That is the treasure he left us forever… The period of Alexander was incredibly modern, even more than the one we are living now. Can you imagine that Alexander took his lessons from Aristotle, the student of Plato, the student of Socrates? His school class took place in the nature. At that time the mind was walking fast because they were discovering the world in its real timing with their teachers. When Alexander and the other pupils were learning astronomy the lesson was made under the stars and the black board was the night, when they were talking about a monument and its history they had it in front of their eyes…. Humanity has to wait Steve Jobs and Apple to get this immediate contact with the whole universe in a faster and larger way. But unfortunately Steve is not going to be able to give us Aristotle back with the I-Pad 3 even from his cloud. We have no information about the I-Pad 1000 yet, Bronze statuette: Alexander with the sorry.
Spear, H. 16.5 cm Paris, Musée du Louvre, © RMN. Stéphane Maréchalle