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by Alexias
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pella tombstone
Replies: 0
Views: 26

Pella tombstone

I came across this tombstone from Pella in "Pella Alexander's the Great's Capital" by Photios Petsas 1978 IMG_3238a.jpg IMG_3241a.jpg "...of red paint are preserved. The form of the stele, the shape of the letters and the style of the relief date the inscription to the years around 300 BC." It is wo...
by Alexias
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "The Lost Chronicles of Alexander"
Replies: 0
Views: 31

"The Lost Chronicles of Alexander"

by Steve E. Stylianos is supposedly a translation of Ptolemy's work on Alexander, interspersed with the 'translator' filling in the missing bits. There is little difference between the two styles, so not sure why he bothered. It's a harmless enough retelling of Alexander's life, although I am not su...
by Alexias
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 38
Views: 7226

Re: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)

Purely out of interest in the size of the market out there, Jeanne, would you be able to say how many copies you have sold so far?
by Alexias
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 38
Views: 7226

Re: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)

I ordered it from Riptide on the day of release (1 July) - kept forgetting before!
by Alexias
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 38
Views: 7226

Re: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)

At present, if you want the pretty Alex-Athenian-Agora model cover, that's available only for the ebook edition. If you want the statue edition, that's only in paperback. I'm trying to see if we can get that fixed so people can choose (especially for the paperback, as it's expensive, being a POD) w...
by Alexias
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: "Instant access to rare Greek texts"
Replies: 1
Views: 78

"Instant access to rare Greek texts"

"Hundreds of medieval and early modern Greek manuscripts .. are to be digitised and made available to anyone with access to the internet. ...The £1.2m project ...is a collaboration between Cambridge and the University of Heidelberg.... The project will enable digitisation of every medieval Greek man...
by Alexias
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

The Indian 'mutiny' came on the back of a couple of very difficult years in Bactria, so maybe at that point Alexander did lose touch with his men. However, he must have won them back again viz the Opis 'mutiny' and the file past at his deathbed. They obviously adored him, and the point of the file p...
by Alexias
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Chamber 4
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Chamber 4

Hopefully you will be able to let us know when the report is published.
by Alexias
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 1838

Re: phpBB updated

Hi, Sikander, do you know what pages are missing?

PS it is nothing to do with what I have been doing as this is completely off line,
by Alexias
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 1838

Re: phpBB updated

Thanks for updating the site, Thomas. I owe a huge apology to everyone for not completing the 'new' website. Work and life in general kept getting in the way. That, and trying to update and expand the content. Plus, I wasn't happy with the layout I had set up - it just didn't look professional enoug...
by Alexias
Mon May 27, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

The first 2 and a bit chapters have been posted here https://riptidepublishing.com/collections/series-dancing-with-the-lion/products/dancing-with-the-lion-becoming . Scroll to the bottom of the page and look under the Start Reading' tab. The target audience would seem to be 16-18 year olds, but I'm ...
by Alexias
Sun May 26, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

I hope you enjoy it. There is nothing sexuality explicit in it as Renault was writing for a general audience more interested in history than a love story. She was also writing at a time when homosexuality was not widely accepted. Renault may seem old fashioned to you, so be aware it is not fan ficti...
by Alexias
Sat May 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Hi, Rosegarden. Have you tried Mary Renault's Fire from Heaven?
by Alexias
Sun May 19, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1429

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Thanks.
by Alexias
Sun May 19, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis video
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: Amphipolis video

Pauline says they are going to restore the frieze, which contains a ziggurat, a ship, two riders, red military flags, flying victories...