ancient Greece and Italy, the Acanthus (Greek Akanto - Latin Acantus ) is a
thorny plant with brilliant flowers, whose broad leaves, long, green and symmetrically
cut are very decorative
Its leaves were
widely used as architectural models in the construction of temples and sacred
monuments. The classical architecture adopted it as an ornament after the modification
done by sculptors in the column cap of a temple built at Corinth, the identification
of a people - the Corinthians - that represented in stone sculpture the elegance,
beauty and love.
With the passing
of time and the seasons, consists of ancient history that the acanthus leaf
has also been recognized and associated in the warriors and civilians legions
of Rome to many virtues, among them the belief, courage, work, persistence,
organization and responsibility.
of the time, appointed by the Emperor, authenticated documents with a seal that
had its characteristic.
the Trojan War, the leaders and men elected to the acanthus leaves its symbol
because it is great, ornamental and especially dried easily with a slight yellow-gold,
hanging from the entries in their "tents logistics." Thus, in emergency
situations, were easily located within their camps.
Chaldeans, Medes and Persians also used the same procedures in the logistics
hosts of Agamemnon, the legendary hero, King of Maecenas, whose courage and
bravery developed in the glorious exploits of Troy inspired to the immortal
Homer the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" - beautiful poems, a mixture
of legend and history - also sheet of Acanthus was remembered.
France, at the time of Richelieu, the great Cardinal of Louis XII, the symbol
was also associated with a primary logistics of financial control.