Hypothetical Dinner with 5 Armenians
I'm trying to avoidng studying for midterms as much as possible, so here's a hypothetical situation that would shed light on some of our personalities.
If you could have dinner with any 5 Armenians from any point in history, who would it be, and why? I was asked a similar question about 5 people (any race), but picking only Armenians took me longer to figure out.
Here's my list, in chronological order-
1.Medzn Dikran (Tigran II)- The first and only emperor in Armenian history. He would be the perfect person to ask about Hellenistic and Iranian influence on Armenia, as well as pre-Christian Armenian culture in general.
2.Mesrob Mashdots- I'd want to ask him exactly how the Armenian language was spoken originally, and just about all the characteristics of the Armenian language.
3. Moveses Khorentatsi- To see what this guy was smoking when he wrote "Badmutiun Hayots" since he clearly mixes folklore, mythology, and actual history. He's be an interesting guy to have a conversation with.
4. Mgrditch Khrimian "Hayrig"- He was the perfect balance between pre-genocidal Armenian Church theology and politics (attended the 1878 Berlin Conference, which was mediated Otto Von Bismark [one of the 5 non-Armenians I'd pick to have dinner with]).
5. Antranig Ozanian "Zoravar Antranig"- There's really not enough I can say about this man, he's clearly a hero to Armenians everywhere for his courage, bravery, and sheer fearlessness.
I wish I could put in more Armenians there from the arts and sciences, but these guys top my list for now.