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by Xenophon
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: , Macedonia ,Ancient Dion, The conservation of a mosaic
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: , Macedonia ,Ancient Dion, The conservation of a mosaic

Absolutely ! :-)…..moving a heavy object such as a large mosaic is evidently a complex and tricky job !!!

Another great post, Pauline. Many thanks...….
by Xenophon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'
Replies: 129
Views: 45498

Re: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'

gepd wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 am
New study on the knee injury of the Tomb I skeleton: https://www.cureus.com/articles/11278-t ... -macedonia
Sorry, but this study by Bartsiokas et al is hopelessly wrong as this thread has demonstrated......
by Xenophon
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Ring

Sorry to hear that, Alexias...... :( though as I'm sure everyone knows, the vast majority of "ancient" objects sold are reproductions, sometimes carefully "aged" and worn, in order to pass a fake off as original, at a suitably inflated price. Yours is rather odd, because someone seems to have gone t...
by Xenophon
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 8960

Re: Hephaestion

Alexias wrote: This is soldiering, not just acting as a quarter-master. I fear you are falling into the trap described by Dr Reames, of treating his role as a lesser one -a quartermaster is generally a relatively senior soldier who merely supervises stores and distributes supplies and provisions. I ...
by Xenophon
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 8960

Re: Hephaestion

Jeanne wrote: Too many people misinterpret and freak out over the fact Hephaistion was primarily a diplomatic & logistics officer. Those inclined to dismiss him, including a lot of my colleagues, see him as unimportant and incapable because these are his roles. ......... BUT, the flipside are those ...
by Xenophon
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ring
Replies: 6
Views: 1407

Re: Ring

Congratulations on your bargain find Alexias! I am distinctly envious :mrgreen: I'm no numismatist but I don't think your find is a 'Roman' coin at all (it is definitely a coin), but one of much more interest to members of this forum. It looks to me very much as if it is a Macedonian drachm ( which ...
by Xenophon
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Main site - entry for Olympias
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Main site - entry for Olympias

Hi Alexias :) I have a complete year by year chronology of Philip's reign which should be of some assistance to you, if only to cross-check your timeline. I was going to PM it to you, but there doesn't seem to be a facility for adding attachments to PMs. If you PM me a normal email address, I'll sen...
by Xenophon
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Main site - entry for Olympias
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: Main site - entry for Olympias

Certainly that entry is badly in need of rewriting, for the reasons you mention and others. Philip assumed power in the Spring of 359 following the defeat and death of his brother Perdikkas III in battle against the Illyrians. From then until his death in 336, he carried out annual military campaign...
by Xenophon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Reconstuctionof the palace of Aegae ( Alexander s home !)
Replies: 5
Views: 1320

Re: Reconstuctionof the palace of Aegae ( Alexander s home !)

Jeanne wrote: Consider, the idea that anyone could READ the charred scrolls from Pompeii would have seemed like science fiction, but ... Of the 1,826 papyri to have been excavated, 340 are complete (or nearly complete), 970 are decayed but partly decipherable, and more than 500 are listed as fragmen...
by Xenophon
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The sarissa
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: The sarissa

Paralus wrote: The Macedonians did not use sarisa in a technical sense but actually applied the word in general to "spears". I'd entirely agree. It is most likely that "sarisa" in Macedonian dialect simply meant generically any 'long spear', and that it was the Greeks who adopted it to have a techni...
by Xenophon
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The sarissa
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: The sarissa

That is not the easiest question to answer! It has been the subject of debate over many years. Not only do our half dozen ancient sources all offer different figures in cubits/pekhos, but the actual length of the cubit varied from city to city as well!! With the aid of archaeology and testing recons...
by Xenophon
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Island of Keros about 4000 years ago
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: Island of Keros about 4000 years ago

4000 years ago ? Pre-Minoan? That's almost as old as the Great Pyramid !!

News to me......thanks for posting this :)
by Xenophon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The excavation of Amphipolis continues
Replies: 11
Views: 3918

Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Well, I hope you are fortunate enough to get there.......in which case take copious notes and photos, so you may share and enlighten us all upon your return ! :D
by Xenophon
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC
Replies: 82
Views: 32062

Re: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC

Alas, there would be too much work involved to produce such an article (book?), which would take a prodigious amount of time, which I don't have. I fear also that it would be a poor representation of Agesilaos' debating skills, since he presented no evidence for his views in this thread, and his arg...
by Xenophon
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC
Replies: 82
Views: 32062

Re: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC

UNFINISHED BUSINESS I hesitate to re-open this thread which ended suddenly with the untimely death of Agesilaos. However, he was badly mistaken and the thread should not be left “up in the air” so to speak with points he demanded be addressed unanswered. Agesilaos wrote: Why do you not present some...