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by Susa the Great
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philip's sight
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

Re: Philip's sight

I'm talking by personal experience. I cock my head to the right as I read books, or now, at computer. When I am typing, no, it is straight, but I know that when I am reading, it is almost on my shoulder, and a bit downwards.

So, maybe in ALex it was something to do with reading.
by Susa the Great
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9243

Re: Hephaestion

That's a bold hypothesis, dear susa....i mean about the double ki g ship of sparta..well i remember the two divine brothers castor and polytheukis ....One god the other human.. i am far from athens these days and I can scarcely write ...but I am not sure it is right for the spartan kings.which are ...
by Susa the Great
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9243

Re: Hephaestion

Have you guys ever heard of the dual kingship in Sparta? It is known as diarchy, and it would comprise a divine king, and a human king. Of course the divinity of the one is mythical (let's suppose it anyways). But the human nature of the other one is, well, much more plausible :) What does it remind...
by Susa the Great
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9243

Re: Hephaestion

Jared Leto in eyeliner is about as far from my view of Hephaistion as possible. (....) Stone owed too much to Renault, who essentially wrote Hephaistion as a cypher. He had no personality. He can be written better, imo. Dr. Reames, but surely you will agree that Renault didn't thought Hephaistion u...
by Susa the Great
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9243

Re: Hephaestion

Nice thread! Wasn't Hephaistion an accomplished young man? God bless him! There is one more thing about him that have turned up for me in my researches on the Pharos building... Something about inscribing Hep's name on business contracts (many commerce people in and out the Alexandria bay, I suppose...
by Susa the Great
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

I will tell you a secret , i follow the series whenever and wherever i am , but i dont want anyone to know ! lol You're pretty safe then, when you say this in Pothos :lol: :wink: Me too, haha [shhsh, I have to smoke at least three cigarrettes during & after seeing Rohit :oops: :oops: :oops: ]
by Susa the Great
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Bessos, Alexander, and deep Persia
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Bessos, Alexander, and deep Persia

If Alexander didn't need to go after Bessos deep into Persia, would he have gone anyway? I mean, going through Bactria and all those places was a must-do, a true strategy? Or it just "happened"?
by Susa the Great
Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

https://www.sonyliv.com/details/episodes/5727242681001/6-February-2018---Porus---Shivdutt-Tries-To-kill-Anusuya https://www.sonyliv.com/details/episodes/5730003612001/9-February-2018---Porus---Phillip's-Legal-Heir Here it is for all interested, two episodes from the series: The one of February 6th ...
by Susa the Great
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!
Replies: 39
Views: 18486

Re: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!

It is difficult to envision a group of people more repugnant in their visage than the mutilated Greeks allegedly* encountered by Alexander as he approached Persepolis (see Curtius 5.5.5-24; Diodorus 17.69.2-4; Justin 11.14.11-12;) but we are told that Alexander responded to their appearance with em...
by Susa the Great
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 6
Views: 2366

Food-taster

I shouldn't be bumming around here, what of my dissertation and so on, but I just found this old poison post with this most interesting story about a food-taster! At first, it seemed laughable, but then I thought, why shouldn't Alexander have had a food-taster? He had an individual just to pour his ...
by Susa the Great
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

Noo, surely not! I know whtcho mean by "learning some words" -- the same as I do: bhai (brother), raj (king) and so on.

Who would learn hindi in 50 episodes anyway :D

;)
by Susa the Great
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

'he is the ideal Alexander. Oh Gods, he is, isn't he? I'm having absurds goosepimples! The eyes are sooo whooooaaa!! Ok, women go peculiar about Alex, I'm no exception. :oops: As for the episodes --- yes, I noticed there are no subtitles available in Google search. I'll do what somebody here said h...
by Susa the Great
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 4961

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

OMG the Indians can really look like any people on earth! It is so amazing. Just like Brazilians -- our passports are the most expensive in the black markets :D :D BTW, is it possible that all episodes can be watched online? http://porusdrama.com/watch-video-porus-27th-november-2017-full-episode-1/ ...
by Susa the Great
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9243

Re: Hephaestion

Hi! Well, I really wasn't trying to be historically correct, I was only [trying] thinking with the Hollywood mind :) And really -- how one can talk history when one is thinking of that movie lol Ah yes, Hephaistion was granted the old hazarapatis title, was he not? But not that power you mention, th...
by Susa the Great
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9243

Re: Hephaestion

Weelll, I'm ok if Oliver Stone[d]had or hadn't romantic ideas about Alex and Hep’s relationship, noone knows what it really was, right? Pretty private chappies, feel like slapping them noisily sometimes for being so private WTH! :D I have watched that movie more than twice, and God! it is so bad, un...