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by Alexias
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Updated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Updated layout

You might have noticed we had an issue with posting for a few days. Thomas has now updated the layout and fixed the issues. Thanks! :D
by Alexias
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Head
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Pergamon Head

20200802_215308b.jpg I have wanted a replica of the Pergamon head for years and finally bought one from here https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/788957012/alexander-the-great-marble-bust-statue?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1 . It was a little bigger than I had an anticipated, but it really is excellent q...
by Alexias
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis
Replies: 1
Views: 503

Re: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis

Hi, and welcome. As you can imagine, this topic has been touched on many times on this forum, most recently here http://www.pothos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&p=46932#p46932 . Alexander's cry may have been caused by a sudden cramp on drinking chilled wine, or a rupture of a something internal. In i...
by Alexias
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

Re: Hephaiston's death

I wonder if Alexander executed the doctor because he gave Hephaestion an emetic, which might have had a catastrophic effect.
by Alexias
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander the Great visits the studio of Apelles
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Alexander the Great visits the studio of Apelles

Hi, Alexander is bottom left. Could you please put a link to where you got the photo from so that anyone interested can read more. Thanks.
by Alexias
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: apocryphal 10 men over the cliff
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: apocryphal 10 men over the cliff

I found this here https://www.family-times.net/illustrati ... er/202700/ The King Surrendered to Alexander The Great The story is told of Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia (336-323) and conqueror of Asia Minor, Syria, Egypt, Babylonia, and Persia, almost all of the known world. One day Alexande...
by Alexias
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: apocryphal 10 men over the cliff
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: apocryphal 10 men over the cliff

Good grief, I've not heard that one. Sounds highly unlikely to me and it is not mentioned in any of the major sources, or everyone would be all over it as proof of Alexander's megalomania and insanity. Yes his men were highly disciplined but he wasn't an idiot. Sounds purely apocryphal to me but whe...
by Alexias
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies

Thank you, Dean for your earlier digest. I think to say that Aristion went to stay with Hephaestion is stretching the truth a little. He may have hung around the court a bit but that does not mean he was in close contact with Hephaestion. Heckel's 'Who's Who' says: Aristion. Son of Aristobulus.108 Y...
by Alexias
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

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: 7
Views: 755

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: 1525

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: 1184

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: 1391

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: 1180

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...