Saturday, June 10, 2017

1462, Prince Vlad the III Dracul

      1462 Romania

Transylvania Moldavia, Wallachia, ie today's Romania,
which use to be  Hungary, up through  the Balkans, 
                                                (and perhaps soon up to Lithuania),
now, in the Medieval era all they are under
                                                [the Turk Muhammad II occupation....

From the events of this year I will write about one,
                                        [actually a person is my real temptation,
Count Dracula, whom we all know from,
                        [various movies, that scare viewers,
banishing crosses are his pursuers......

The Turks allowed Wallachia to have autonomy,
according to the usual Ottoman political economy,
provided that they will appoint the Voivode,
                                                      [ie Wallachia's leader...
In essence he was a tax collector,
                           [otherwise Sultan's feeder,
with money, as the conquered were paid annual tax

One of these Voivodes stopped paying,
                  [and picked up the sword, the cross and the ax ....

It was Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler.
The Turks called him, tumbler, saboteur, derailer,
because he fought them, proud victories he attained,
and trust and admiration of his people gained ...

He was a horribly cruel man but an effective warlord and disciplinarian.

For the Saxons he was an obstacle, as he controlled the trade routes, 
                                                               [and treated him with a way vulgarian.....

They distributed grotesque poems hardness and other propaganda,
                                        [demonizing Vlad III Dracula as a vampire, a blood drinker.
But the truth no one has ever been able to hide,
                                   from a well-known person, a thinker ...

''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE  in verse''  
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS//

Vlad's signature
  * Vlad III, known as Vlad the Impaler (Romanian: Vlad Țepeș or Vlad Dracula was voivode (or prince) of Wallachia three times between 1448 and his death. 
He was the second son of Vlad Dracul, who became the ruler of Wallachia in 1436. 
Vlad's reputation for cruelty and his patronymic gave rise to the name of the vampire Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula.
The Saxons were furious with Vlad III Dracula for strengthening the boarders of Wallachia, which interfered with their stranglehold on the trade routes. 
In retaliation, the Saxons distributed grotesque poems of cruelty and other propaganda, demonizing Vlad III Dracula as a drinker of blood. 
These tales strongly influenced an eruption of vampiric fiction throughout the West and, in particular, Germany.

 ELEGHOS... at history 

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