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by abm
Wed May 30, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: J.R. Ellis Philip II and Macedonian Imperialism
Replies: 3
Views: 3521

Re: J.R. Ellis Philip II and Macedonian Imperialism

Gnomon lists 26 items under his name: http://www.gnomon-online.de/hzeig.FAU?sid=8AF58B8E18&dm=1&ind=1&zeig=Ellis%2C+John+R. L'année philologique has 22 hits, and (ordered in descending chronological order) the first of these isn't included in Gnomon. I haven't compared the rest. It is perhaps worth ...
by abm
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Which Nicanor is the one defeated by Clitus in naval fight?
Replies: 7
Views: 4907

Re: Which Nicanor is the one defeated by Clitus in naval fig

Heckel has also discussed this problem in an article that can be downloaded at http://grbs.library.duke.edu/issue/view/161.
by abm
Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's tomb and the biggest archaiological concealment.
Replies: 28
Views: 9565

Re: Alexander's tomb and the biggest archaiological concealm

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/alexander/tomb.html try this link; it ought to calm your fears of conspiracy. The only foul play is the nonsense spoken by this damned woman. :twisted: This is a good account indeed, but it is unfortunate that it starts with a few lines of nonsense: Alexan...
by abm
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The 311 peace treaty between the Diodochi
Replies: 3
Views: 2064

Re: The 311 peace treaty between the Diadochi

They worked with ambassadors indeed, and then oaths were sworn by all of the participating Diadochoi. The procedure is described in Antigonos' letter to the Skepsians reporting the peace. You can read a translation of it in this book, on p.8-9: http://books.google.be/books?id=sAbU7TxYoacC&printsec=f...
by abm
Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Ptolemy's army at Gaza
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Re: Ptolemy's army at Gaza

Diodorus 19.80.3- 84.8 will tell you all you need to know. If you interpret him correctly, that is. There is disagreement as to whether the "great number" of Egyptians were included in the 18,000 infantrymen. Most scholars assume they were not, but it seems more likely they were. I would say that P...
by abm
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Interesting Alexander mosaic
Replies: 37
Views: 9718

Re: Interesting Alexander mosaic

Unless I too need Paralus' glasses I read the name tag above 'OLYMPIAS' as OLYMPTH..the final letter is not iota, compare with the iota of PHIL.. Similarly above the snake bearing figure I read ...MPO.. whatever the last letter it too is not iota. Just a wild guess, but perhaps the name was written...
by abm
Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Meeting of the Successors in Asia
Replies: 7
Views: 2863

Re: Meeting of the Successors in Asia

Paralus wrote:Lane Fox, using “Asian Successors” and “discuss their differences” seems to have exaggerated the nature of the Macedonians gathered here.
Lane Fox seems to have exaggerated almost everything in his chapter on the Successors. That's all I have to add to what Paralus excellently said.
by abm
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Polyperchon's son Alexandros
Replies: 5
Views: 2672

Re: Polyperchon's son Alexandros

That is the one and only source indeed. Alexion is otherwise unknown. It is often held that he belonged to the anti-Macedonian democratic party of Sikyon (see e.g. the following snippet at Google Books: http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Ok5oAAAAMAAJ&dq=griffin+sikyon&q=alexion#search_anchor ). Whil...
by abm
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India
Replies: 26
Views: 13799

Re: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India

I would say that the usefulness is similar to the reconstruction of an ancient shattered vase If it was indeed similar to this, it would be useful to attempt such a reconstruction. Unfortunately it is rather like reconstructing an ancient shattered vase on the basis of a description of the few rema...
by abm
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India
Replies: 26
Views: 13799

Re: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India

Congratulations on the publication of your new book. To be honest, I doubt the usefulness of such a reconstruction, given the nature of the evidence (excellently discussed by Bosworth at http://www.dur.ac.uk/Classics/histos/1997/bosworth.html ), but you must have learned a lot along the way, so I re...
by abm
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Need your opinions on adding Sub forums.
Replies: 29
Views: 12501

Re: Need your opinions on adding Sub forums.

(Someone, please , tell me once and for all if there is a correct or academically approved spelling for Diodochi!) The Greek word for successor is diadochos, and its plural is Diadochoi; Diadochi is the latinized form. Both those spellings are correct, while Diodochoi is just a common typo (which d...
by abm
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: King Antigonus
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: King Antigonus

Perhaps to be called basileus you didn't have to specify the territory? Could it perhaps just be a kind of status symbol? Indeed, Hellenistic kings were simply king, and it did not really matter what they were king of, and it would seem that like the monarchs of the ancient near east they all consi...
by abm
Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The Babylon Settlement
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: The Babylon Settlement

I'm afraid I mostly have questions, no real answers (and note that I'm still in the "war on Quellenforschung" mood). There seems nothing in these differences that cannot be explained in terms of Curtius’ shaping and Justin’s carelessness. We are asked to believe, however, that if these ‘differences’...
by abm
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Parmenion -or- Parmenio ?
Replies: 3
Views: 3132

Re: Parmenion -or- Parmenio ?

athenas owl wrote:Is Parmenio the Latinized version?

Like Apollon vs. Apollo?
That is the right explanation indeed.
by abm
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:27 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: A story...
Replies: 23
Views: 7495

Re: A story...

Written in Italian? Yes, it is written in Italian, but there are plans for an English translation. It might take years, of course, before that will actually be published. The plan is to produce a commentary on the whole Bibliotheca and if they will wait until the whole project is finished before th...