Sunday, November 19, 2017

1488 ....more equal than others

Coat of arms of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor

That year, Maximilian A΄ was King of the Romans,
            [King of the Germans, and Holy Roman Emperor from 1493.
Jokingly I would say, three titles in a package,          
                                                             [or conversely a pack of three.

For a foreigner, a stranger, it is very difficult to understand,
                             [what the Holy Roman Empire was exactly,
I don't know personally,
                                   [I don't know directly, matter-of-factly..

So I started researching the internet with curiosity indeed,
but it was difficult to understand,
              [a theme unspecified, indefinite, covert, unspied...

I finally concluded, perhaps wrongly,
                      [that it was a partnership of states,
which decided to have a common goal and fate.

Of course one can not liken that empire
                                                     [to the present European Union,
though both partnerships have an obvious common point,
                                                               [according to my opinion.

In both partnerships, the heads of the various states,
                                    [whose members were equal to each other,
but in both, Germany was more equal than others.”
               [George Orwell's Animal Farm ?? 1984 ?? Big Brother ??

Maximilian's coin with
the Burgundian Order
of the Golden Fleece


* ''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//

 ELEGHOS... at history

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