Τρίτη, 24 Απριλίου 2012

Ακούμε μουσική, διαβάζουμε αγγλικά, μαθαίνουμε ιστορία! Ο Μέγας Αλέξανδρος

Όταν οι Iron Maiden συνάντησαν τον Μέγα Αλέξανδρο. 
Η ζωή, οι νίκες  και ο θάνατος του έλληνα στρατηλάτη μέσα από τη ματιά του αγγλικού heavy metal group....


Οι στίχοι του τραγουδιού 

Alexander the Great 
περιλαμβάνεται στο δίσκο τους "Somewhere in time".

Song writer: Steve Harris

"My son ask for thyself another
Kingdom, for that which I leave
is too small for thee"
(King Philip of Macedonia - 339 B.C.)

Near to the east

In a part of ancient Greece
In an ancient land called Macedonia
Was born a son
To Philip of Macedon
The legend his name was Alexander

At the age of nineteen

He became the Macedon King
And he swore to free all of Asia Minor
By the Aegean Sea
In 334 B.C.
He utterly beat the armies of Persia

Alexander the Great

His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander the Great
Became a legend 'mongst mortal men

King Darius the third

Defeated fled Persia
The Scythians fell by the river Jaxartes
Then Egypt fell to the Macedon King as well
And he founded the city called Alexandria

By the Tigris river

He met King Darius again
And crushed him again in the battle of Arbela
Entering Babylon
And Susa, treasures he found
Took Persepolis the capital of Persia

Alexander the Great

His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander the Great
Became a God amongst mortal men

A Phrygian King had bound a chariot yoke

And Alexander cut the Gordian knot
And legend said that who untied the knot
He would become the master of Asia

Hellenism he spread far and wide

The Macedonian learned mind
Their culture was a Western way of life
He paved the way for Christianity

Marching on, marching on


The battle weary marching side by side

Alexander's army line by line
They wouldn't follow him to India
Tired of the combat, pain and the glory

Alexander the Great

His name struck fear into hearts of men
Alexander the Great
He died of fever in Babylon





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