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by Zebedee
Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

That’s not even a proper English word, but rather one of those horrid Americanisms. It refers to American politicians who make very long speeches, essentially saying nothing. Why do you resort to offensive personal insults, especially when they’re obviously untrue?.......and please don’t make the h...
by Zebedee
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Just so we've got some clear assumptions about Thracian monumental tombs, let's just do a quick list of things which would mark one out. I'm going to quote liberally from Rabadjiev's Thracian Tomb as Ritual Space of Beyond (2016). 1. "The particularity of Thracian tumular chamber tomb constructions ...
by Zebedee
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

What the.....? It appears you failed to understand what I said (again) You're bloviating again. But while you list all the ways Thracian culture entered Greek (and Macedonian) life, consider why NONE of it is explicitly evident in a unique way at Amphipolis as is needed for your hypothesis. The ble...
by Zebedee
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:51 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Long boring answer snipped down to this. Not at all. Once again I never said anything like this. What you are doing is setting up a “Straw Man” argument. The arguer invents a caricature of the position advocated – a ‘straw man’ –that is easily refuted, but is not the position actually put forward. I...
by Zebedee
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

The cauldron tripod had it's beginnings as a large cooking vessel in Cretan/Mycenaean times, but by Classical and Hellenistic times, it had become a 'prize' in the style of Homer for contests, and also a common votive offering to any of the Gods, probably because of it's ancient associations. The m...
by Zebedee
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

This enigmatic statement means what? As your edit illustrates, there are many temple fronts of similar type, reflected in Macedonian tomb facades.... Just quickly skimming what my enigmatic statement triggered for you. Helpful to see which way you took that. Explains much. :) Yes, religious. No, no...
by Zebedee
Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Siphnian treasury vibe to the picture. Thanks system.

edit: should add, because it's an obvious one and comparisons to other things Mausolos have been made in the past.

Image

Carian sanctuary of Zeus Labrandeus, Labraunda. c.360 BC.
by Zebedee
Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Just a couple of links: Vayos Liapis has some interesting ideas on the cult of Rhesos at Amphipolis and how it reflects Athenian rather than Thracian norms: https://kernos.revues.org/1938?lang=en A decade and more ago, he also suggested the idea that the play may in fact be aimed at the Macedonian c...
by Zebedee
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Non existent! Fortunately there are a number of translation programs on the internet that go a long way toward remedying that.... I think we are talking past one another again. Your selective quote is misleading. My point was that caryatids were very common throughout the 'oikomene' from the Middle...
by Zebedee
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Just a few thoughts. As you know, there's much we agree on, there's little point me quoting chunks of stuff I've said in the past, and I'm just poking the same holes I poke in my own ideas. :) and caryatids are common enough too in Thracian tombs. That's the sort of evidence which needs to be marsha...
by Zebedee
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

And every Macedonian tomb in the late third century has a highly decorated ornamental facade. Apart from the ones which don't. :D Amphipolis is just unique in so many ways. We have caryatids where you wonder whether we're looking to Athens or, say, Lycia (Tomb of Perikles) for some sort of reference...
by Zebedee
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Xenophon wrote: It does have an architectural facade, which is plain and undecorated ( which may be why I can't find an image of it).
The first picture you posted there is the inscription above the (double) door leading into the burial chamber, isn't it?
by Zebedee
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

According to the latest news, Mihalis Lefantzis announced that the limestone bricks that were used behind the marble ones at the tomb came from the Amphipolis wall, and the total length that was removed from the wall is equivalent to that for the construction of the tomb. Based on coins that were f...
by Zebedee
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

According to D'Angelo, only one tomb ( out of 60-100 Macedonian monumental tombs ) has a dromos/corridor, but no facade. Significantly, it is in Amphipolis, where we know there were 'hybridised' influences. I don't have any further information on this particular tomb, but it does not appear to be p...
by Zebedee
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 15083

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Well, I'm not aware of ANY monumental Macedonian tombs between roughly 350 and 150 BC that don't have a facade of some sort, and Belinda D'Angelo doesn't mention any without facades in her "THE EVOLUTION OF THE MACEDONIAN TOMB" ( available online in several places including here:) http://www.kalamu...