Greece’s Culture Minister calls Alexander the Great Netflix series ‘low quality fiction’


Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni has made a comment about the latest Netflix series on Alexander the Great, claiming it is “fiction of extremely poor quality, lowly content and full of historical inaccuracies.”

The Netflix series, titled The Making of a God, was controversial in Greece as it touched upon a sensitive topic and features a homosexual relationship between Alexander the Great and Hephaestion.

In Parliament on Wednesday, February 14, Mendoni was asked by leader of the religious nationalist party Niki, Dimitris Natsios, whether the government plans to take measures against the production.

“The Culture Ministry does not censor… freedom of art has been legislated in the Greek constitution since 1825, and none of its revisions target freedom of expression,” Ms Mendoni answered.

Lina Mendoni
Greece’s Culture Minister Lina Mendoni has made a comment on the Alexander the Great Netflix series. Photo:

The Culture Minister said “none of the elements of Alexander the Great’s personality are showcased in the show, which does not serve historical truth.”

But added: “However, you will know that the concept of love in antiquity is broad and multi-dimensional.”

This discussion took place amidst the legislation for same sex marriage in Greece, which is set to be voted on in parliament today. 

Source: Ekathimerini.




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