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by Alexias
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: From the exhibition of the National Museum of Athens
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: From the exhibition of the National Museum of Athens

Imagine the sun shining on that. It would dazzle the opponent.
by Alexias
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The palace at Pella
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: The palace at Pella

Thanks - one for the bucket list when Covid disappears.
by Alexias
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander sources website
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Alexander sources website

A good few years ago, Susan Holmes and various others translated quite a lot of the Alexander source documents and posted them all in one place. I quite often used to refer to this site especially for some of the less well-known sources such as Athenaeus. It used to be here https://sites.google.com/...
by Alexias
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 12
Views: 5182

Re: Hephaiston's death

If Hephaestion was already suffering from a perforated intestine, an emetic could have caused further perforations of the stomach, esophagus, bowl or intestine. However, causing someone to vomit in a weakened state, could have meant Hephaestion choked on his own vomit. That would account for the spe...
by Alexias
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 1089

Re: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis

Hi, thanks for this. Just FYI, Andrew Chugg didn't come up with the malaria theory. This has been around since at least the early 1970s when Peter Green and Robin Lane Fox were writing their biographies, and they both speak as though it is already a well accepted theory. Peter Green also mentions pl...
by Alexias
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light again
Replies: 1
Views: 658

Re: Light again

Hi. I don't really know what to suggest. Perhaps you could try deleting your cookies as this might reload the software for you. Unfortunately I don't know how to tell you to do this on your tablet.
by Alexias
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light
Replies: 3
Views: 320

Re: Light

Hi, does anyone else have this issue? Everything is fine on my laptop. Are you using a tablet or mobile phone?
by Alexias
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Updated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 158

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: 885

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: 4
Views: 1089

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: 12
Views: 5182

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: 663

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: 603

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: 603

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: 1046

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...