Two years ago around this time, we were dealing with the news that a beautiful innocent little angel would be leaving us any minute. Time does not heal , but time allows us to learn to cope. To my wonderful cousin, I love you and will always be here when you need me, I know you, and you would have been Alexander's rock, and constant love. Look how far we've come 💙 #babyangelsinheaven#wemoveforwardtogether#hewouldhavebeen2#alexanderthegreat
1 After Alexander son of Philip, the Macedonian, who came from the land of Kittim, had defeated King Darius of the Persians and the Medes, he succeeded him as king. (He had previously become king of Greece.) 2 He fought many battles, conquered strongholds, and put to death the kings of the earth. 3 He advanced to the ends of the earth, and plundered many nations. When the earth became quiet before him, he was exalted, and his heart was lifted up. 4 He gathered a very strong army and ruled over countries, nations, and princes, and they became tributary to him.
5 After this he fell sick and perceived that he was dying. 6 So he summoned his most honored officers, who had been brought up with him from youth, and divided his kingdom among them while he was still alive. 7 And after Alexander had reigned twelve years, he died.
8 Then his officers began to rule, each in his own place. 9 They all put on crowns after his death, and so did their descendants after them for many years; and they caused many evils on the earth.
10 From them came forth a sinful root, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of King Antiochus; he had been a hostage in Rome. He began to reign in the one hundred thirty-seventh year of the kingdom of the Greeks.
11 In those days certain renegades came out from Israel and misled many, saying, “Let us go and make a covenant with the Gentiles around us, for since we separated from them many disasters have come upon us.” 12 This proposal pleased them, 13 and some of the people eagerly went to the king, who authorized them to observe the ordinances of the Gentiles. 14 So they built a #gymnasium in #Jerusalem , according to #Gentile custom, 15 and removed the marks of circumcision, and abandoned the holy covenant. They joined with the Gentiles and sold themselves to do #evil .
του Αλεξάνδρου η χώρα,
που έδιωξες τους βάρβαρους
κι ελεύθερη είσαι τώρα!
ήσουν και θα ΄σαι ελληνική,
Ελλήνων το καμάρι,
κι εμείς Ελληνόπουλα
σου πλέκουμε στεφάνι
Οι Μακεδόνες δεν μπορούν
να ζούνε σκλαβωμένοι,
όλα κι αν τα χάσουνε
η λευτεριά τους μένει!
Το διαμαντένιο στέμα σου
για βάλε στο κεφάλι,
για να σ' αντικρίζουμε
τώρα καί σείς χαρείτε,
πρωτού καί σείς στά βάσανα,
όλου τού κόσμου μπείτε. #makedoniaisgreek#makedonia#alexanderthegreat#greece#empire#historic#hellas 🇬🇷🇬🇷🇬🇷
Following up on the visit of Alexander to Jerusalem, here in an anonymous 7th-century chronography based heavily on Greek writers (including Eusebius). It's a legend that doesn't really go anywhere in Armenian literature, at least going by what I've found so far! However, its appearance is a nice addition to the multiplicity of Alexanders in Armenian. #phd#research#armenian#alexanderthegreat
When Alexander is determined he keeps trying until he gets it. Last week he discovered cursive. And now he wants to learn how to write it and keeps trying to figure it out on his own. I'm trying to figure out a balance between what I'm teaching him in homeschool and all these other stuff he tries to through in. These drawing pads are amazing for kids, I recommend getting big ones so they have plenty of space for their creations! Plus there's no mess! #firstborn#mylilgenius#alexanderthegreat#hejustturned5