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by Jeanne Reames
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 10
Views: 4516

Re: Hephaiston's death

Basically what Alexias said. If it had been poison, or even the suspicion of it, given ATG's mental state at the time, he'd have turned out the hounds. He did kill the physician, but for malpractice (at least, IHO). Keep in mind that Alexander did have some medical training, but emotions were in con...
by Jeanne Reames
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Xenophon
Replies: 11
Views: 2070

Re: Xenophon

I'm very sad to hear this. I've been only intermittently on Pothos in the last decade or more, but I do remember him. having just lost, in April, a very old friend of mine, I can empathize with a known and valued voice going silent.

My best wishes to his family and friends.
by Jeanne Reames
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

Thanks to everybody. And I'm very familiar with Morris's "Hell" series, which I enjoyed. So I will try to track it down.
by Jeanne Reames
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 3754

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

This is interesting. Thanks. I looked it up, but it costs somewhere around $150 used. I may collect ATG fiction, but that's too rich for my blood. LOL! Still, the author seems to have a page on Goodreads. Their may be another option to get a hold of the novel.
by Jeanne Reames
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 33
Views: 6548

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Did you finally get your copy, I hope?
by Jeanne Reames
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 33
Views: 6548

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

There's at least one other person in your shoes. I just posted notices on my social media. I contacted Riptide, things look as if they are fine on their end, and I know of at least one person who HAS received his/her copy. But they asked if you have NOT to please contact them directly, so they can g...
by Jeanne Reames
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 33
Views: 6548

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

It should be released before midnight tonight. That's ebook. If you ordered a paper copy, then it'll come by mail, although I'm not entirely sure. It *should* have been mailed to arrive today, but I'm not entirely sure. (Riptide has been very unclear about ordering paper copies in advance, including...
by Jeanne Reames
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 7386

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

Andrew, from what I understand, the Harvard folks already allowed for all those issues. They looked at the new moon in July of 356, as Badian asked, and calculated 6 days from that, arriving at July 19th. No need to worry about various calendars if you're starting with the new moon using our modern ...
by Jeanne Reames
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 7386

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

Exactly, Sean. It's a muddled mess. Pick a date, any date.... (Not quite, but.) Well, any date except July 20. ha.
by Jeanne Reames
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 7386

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

FWIW, some decades ago, Ernst Badian went over to the Harvard astronomy department, and asked them to calculate when the 6th of Loos would have been, in 356. Turns out it was July 19th. (This is somewhere in a footnote in one of his 200+ articles, ha. I'd thought it was in his "Greeks & Macedonians"...
by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pella tombstone
Replies: 1
Views: 1394

Re: Pella tombstone

My student, Ann Haverkost, is currently working on an excellent thesis about Macedonian tombstones. Obviously, I don't want to post her conclusions until it's been defended, but I hope (and believe) she will be publishing some portions of it, and some of her conclusions. :-)
by Jeanne Reames
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 12125

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

FWIW, there is also a second interview that I did with Patrick Garvey for Ancient Heroes, available here:
http://ancientheroes.net/blog/dancing-w ... -interview

They cover somewhat different questions. (Malcolm had seen Patrick's, so they didn't overlap.)
by Jeanne Reames
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Historical inaccuracies
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Re: Historical inaccuracies

Thank you for your answer ' I actually consulted several Greek -speaking friends ' '' Then choose your friends more carefully" Well, considering a couple of them are colleagues and have PhDs in Greek/Macedonian history and teach at unis there, I did consider carefully. I stopped reading when i met ...
by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 12125

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

Have no idea, and won't until I get a royalty cheque. :-)
by Jeanne Reames
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Historical inaccuracies
Replies: 10
Views: 3341

Re: Historical inaccuracies

From the author's note (at the end of book 2): "Regarding the dialogue, Classical Greek is an elegant language, conversation impossible to render accurately without sounding stilted. This left me with two choices: write something that would send readers into fits of giggles or adopt a more modern st...