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it is difficult probably, to find the person, nothing hearing about Ivan Efremov`s book “ Tais Afinskaya “. To read - it was succeeded to master it, maybe, and not to everyone, but that did not hold in hand this book only lazy - hundred percent! Here and I have her on the shelf from old daven (when there was no Internet yet) and nods to me now, and winks, hoping that I will approach and I will take it to quote something about Tais … I it wink at
A indulgently and telepatiry too that - no, expensive though I you both read, and I love, but there is no time to thumb through to me you - with the Internet to me in this case simpler to work so excuse - a tsitatka I will quicker get from there.
So … There was it in old - old times, in ancient - Ancient Greece when absolutely - at all there were no computers, the Internet and dating sites, and there was no place to move to the poor Greek, there was no place to bend a buyna a golovushka to vanish from abusive victories and from philosophical disputes. And so there was a wish to have a rest with the dear, sincere and gentle girlfriend at a good table, behind pleasant conversation …
But - eureka! Greeks would be not Greeks if an exit was not found. And a name to it - Ancient Greek heteras … Everyone - as an alloy of fine feminity and beauty, inquisitive mind and devilish charm, nobility and endowments! These elected women became girlfriends of the same exclusive and elected men! Tais Afinskaya (the 4th century BC) was such woman also who, except all above-mentioned purely female qualities, possessed still courage and courage, worthy the soldier, was impudent, generous and unusually clever.
Cheerful, proud, naughty, desperate and, of course, beautiful, this woman shone as a star in a sky, eclipsing all other heteras. And therefore it only the best of the best and the most powerful person could be worthy. And such person - is a match for it - the tsar of Macedonia, Alexander of Macedon was for it itself .
Having become the beloved of the tsar and the military leader, Tais accompanied it even in military campaigns and once when Alexander and his suite led by Tais celebrated another victory over Persians, feasting in the occupied imperial palace in Persepolis, Tais came to mind thought to set fire to the palace to revenge “ to barbarians “.
This event is mentioned in many historical sources of that time. Especially colourfully Diodor Sitsiliysky and Plutarch describe it, telling about how during a feast in the imperial palace the hetera by the name of Tais, the native of Attica, Alexander of Macedon`s beloved, behaved not only extremely freely and defiantly, but also is very clever and cunning …
She glorified Alexander, lovely played a trick on it, infecting with the impetuous fun and it, and all honest company. When guests, and Tais fairly became tipsy, she in the power of emotions suddenly addressed Alexander and everything feasting with the appeal to burn the imperial palace. Having told that from all affairs made by Alexander in Asia, this courageous act will be the finest - as Kserksu`s revenge, set fire once pernicious to Athens.
Having exclaimed that would like to feel and herself too rewarded for all deprivations experienced by it in wanderings across Asia she added that she wishes itself, with own hand, in the face of all to set fire to the palace.
- And let people say that the women accompanying Alexander managed to revenge Persians for Greece better, than the famous leaders of army and fleet! - shaking by the burning torch, the aggressive hetera finished the speech. … And her words sank in a loud rumble of approval and applause.
After the tsar Tais of the first threw the burning torch to the palace. The huge structure built from a cedar was engaged at once, and the storming flame of the fire quickly captured it. And let it is not the best example of female influence, but also it clearly demonstrates as beautiful women could inspire and lead at all times!
And here absolutely opposite example when the Byzantine empress Feodora - in the past too the hetera - could promote by force of the female wisdom not to destruction, but creation. Having derisively thrown the Bulgarian king only one phrase, it prevented his attack on the state.
- If you win a victory, then all will tell that you won against the woman and if you get beaten, then all will tell that you were won by the woman! - she told, having let it know that any result of battle will become for it a shame.
Yes, the woman is strong not by the force, but weakness and the wisdom. And heteras - charming women well owned strategy and tactics of such reception. With interest allocated with beauty, charm and talents from God, they were not afraid to show, nevertheless, and the female weakness, skillfully creating situations where the man could show own mind with gloss, force and power …
As well as the Japanese geishas, heteras ennobled the man in his own eyes by means of a clever game. Letting to the elect know the superiority once again and never proving that can do without its help, without depriving of it thereby natural property to be stronger. On the contrary - always showing to the patron - the beloved as much it means to them, and emphasizing it.
Always presenting itself in all magnificence, heteras did not hesitate to emphasize both the weaknesses, and even shortcomings along with advantages at all, skillfully playing on them and turning them to itself for the good. And still they were able not only to speak eloquently, but also to listen that is very important to make favorable impression on the man.
It is benevolent to listen to ability and... to hear, and also by all means to find such moment to agree even if there is a dispute - here ability, truly worthy imitations. Perfectly knowing all these receptions, Ancient Greek heteras masterly improved them in “ love battles “.
Here and to you, our dear readers, I wish to submit men not only aggressive and aggressive beauty, but also qualities, is primordial only to inherent women - softness, wisdom and patience.