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Thrace (Greece)

Last modified: 2003-11-22 by ivan sache
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Thrace district

[Thrace prefecture]by Jaume Ollé

Unconfirmed design.

I just want to stress out that the flags given for Thrace and Evros are not existent. Being Greek and a student of both history and law, I can be fairly certain that these designs are not in use. At least not officialy.

Angelos Mastorakis, 20 July 2003

Evros prefecture (nomos)

[Evros prefecture]by Dirk Schönberger

Unconfirmed design.

The alleged flag of the Prefecture of Evros has on its emblem the writing:

Orestiada 1923

The names refer of course to the tragical fatum of the Atrides family, Orestes and Iphigenia being Agamemnon and Clytemnestra's children (along with Electra). Agamemnon was King of Mycenes and Argos, which are located in Peloponnesis paeninsula, very far from Thrace. Iphigenia was sacrified in Aulis, in Beotia, also very far from Thrace.

In 1923, by the treaty of Lausanne, Greece had to cede eastern Thrace to Turkey, which might explain the date on the emblem. The relation with the Atrides remains very mysterious for me.

Ivan Sache, 20 July 2003