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by Alexias
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 8
Views: 3789

Re: Hephaiston's death

Hi, and welcome. The biggest arguments against Hephaestion having been poisoned are 1/ no one suspected poison at the time and 2/ he was recovering before he died. His symptoms are those of typhoid and he was recovering before he disobeyed his doctor's orders and ate a solid meal. Typhoid weakens th...
by Alexias
Sun May 31, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies

Thanks for this. Does the book make it clear what happened to Demosthenes' career after Alexander became king? I was always a bit hazy on what his influence was while Alexander was in Asia.
by Alexias
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Crete .FotoS by G. Kamilakis
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Crete .FotoS by G. Kamilakis

Thanks for these. I recently read Zorba The Greek which is set on Crete. I didn't quite know what to make of the book.
by Alexias
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philip II of Macedonia Ian Worthington
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Re: Philip II of Macedonia Ian Worthington

Don't think I've read this. I must give it a try. My go-to book for Philip though is Philip of Macedon by Nicholas Hammond. I found it really likeable.
by Alexias
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Diogenes and a misnomer
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Diogenes and a misnomer

Guess he envied Diogenes perceived freedom from all obligation. You reckon? I'd always thought it was a sort of publicity answer to show he wasn't offended by Diogenes' frankness and that he admired his guts for not trying to flatter Alexander who, at this point, probably had everyone falling over ...
by Alexias
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: "Bloody Tourists": Pyrrhus and Mediterranean Tours of Martial Opportunity
Replies: 7
Views: 908

Re: "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined”: Pyrrhos the Eagle, a view.

Thanks for that, most interesting. The troop numbers, if to be believed, are staggering. Alexander has been accused of so reducing the manpower of Macedonia that they were easy meat for the Romans 150 yeas later, but this is nearly a generation later. The wars of the Successors must have been far mo...
by Alexias
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Xenophon
Replies: 9
Views: 1058

Re: Xenophon

Hi Michael, Thanks for letting us know. That is very sad and he will be missed. I was aware he wasn't well last year but I'm very sorry to hear things didn't improve. All we can say is that in Alexander terms, he will leave a large reputation behind him. May he rest in peace. I've moved this to the ...
by Alexias
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Vergina Lion Hunt painting
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: Vergina Lion Hunt painting

In support of my theory that the axeman is Heracles

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A Grand Tour intaglio from the 1820s https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/7637376 ... _active_63

Depicting a young Heracles
by Alexias
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Head of an athlete
Replies: 0
Views: 2634

Head of an athlete

41976-01 copy.jpg An interesting head for sale http://www.artancient.com/antiquities-for-sale/collections/decorative-works-of-art-for-sale/ancient-greek-hellenistic-marble-head-of-an-athlete.html . It has all the 'Alexander' attributes of the period - deep-set eyes, small full mouth, prominent brow...
by Alexias
Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Silly picture
Replies: 1
Views: 3277

Silly picture

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from www.etsy.com
by Alexias
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: The Pharos
Replies: 1
Views: 2444

Re: The Pharos

Hi, thanks for the link. I have moved it to the off-topic forum as it is more about the influence of the Pharos on mediaeval minarets than directly related to Alexander's world.
by Alexias
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Vergina Lion Hunt painting
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: Vergina Lion Hunt painting

Thanks, Delos. If the axeman really is Heracles, it brings into question the identity of the axeman in the Pella mosaic.

Image.

I'd really like to know more about the Macedonian tradition of Heracles.
by Alexias
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Vergina Lion Hunt painting
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Re: Vergina Lion Hunt painting

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Left side of the painting
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Right side of the painting - supposedly the Thracian campaign, the right side representing the north and the left the south.
by Alexias
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Vergina Lion Hunt painting
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Vergina Lion Hunt painting

Pauline recently sent me an article by Despina Ignatiadou entitled 'Royal Identities and Political Symbolism in the Vergina Lion-Hunt Painting' https://www.academia.edu/697053/D._Ignatiadou_Royal_identities_and_hidden_symbolism_in_the_Vergina_lion-hunt_painting . The painting from the frieze of the ...