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by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pella tombstone
Replies: 1
Views: 84

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: 7442

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: 310

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: 7442

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: 310

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...
by Jeanne Reames
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 7442

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

Thanks, Alexias. As noted, I'm trying to see if the only people who got the "wrong" cover (not the one they wanted) all pre-ordered. Right now, that's what it's looking like.

Anybody else order the hardcopy (not ebook), and if so, which cover did you get and when did you order it?
by Jeanne Reames
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 7442

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

Excellent. Glad to hear that. I emailed them yesterday evening, and they've already got it fixed, so that's wonderful news. And I'm glad you got the cover you wanted. Out of curiosity, when did you order it? Was it a pre-order or did you order it after it's official release on July 1? (I'm trying to...
by Jeanne Reames
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 7442

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

Moving back to this one. The novel has been out for a bit, and if folks are interested, there are several reviews on Goodreads, all from people I don't know, so don't worry, the deck isn't stacked with "friends and family." Ha. The current aggregate is a 4.32, nothing below 3 stars, but obviously, t...
by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

Hi, Sikander. Sorry for the slow response (book stuff). In any case, I think you make some good points here, particularly about differences in how one came to power between now and then. I definitely don't think Alex was a psychopath (although I think some of my colleagues might argue that point, ha...
by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Power causes Brain Damage?

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/power-causes-brain-damage?utm_source=pocket-newtab This is utterly fascinating, not just for modern folk, but for thinking about Alexander. (And why a figure like Hephaistion who grounded him/"mirroring," might have been so critical that when he died, Alex became u...
by Jeanne Reames
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Visit to Vergina
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Visit to Vergina

Hi, Delos. Thank you for posting the link to this. I'm enjoying going through the images!
by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1532

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

So Hephaistion is not afraid to stand out and flaunt his Athenian ancestry. He seems like an interesting character to follow. I'm glad he isn't presented as insecure and bowing down to Alexander constantly. Hephaistion is an interesting character, in that one could interpret him several ways (and h...
by Jeanne Reames
Fri May 31, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1532

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

You are not the only one to ask. I actually got this question on Tumblr, too, so let me just link to that: https://jeannereames.tumblr.com/post/185180479754/thank-you-for-the-books-i-enjoyed-reading-the Hephaistion's style is found on Athenian red-figure pottery for boys about 14-18, albeit earlier ...
by Jeanne Reames
Mon May 27, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1532

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Hi, Rosegarden. If you're interested in Alexander novels, as Alexias already mentioned, Mary Renault is the old standby. :-) It is quite safe for younger readers, so I can't imagine that your parents would be upset. It's safer than mine, frankly. You might also consider Judith Tarr's THE LORD OF THE...
by Jeanne Reames
Mon May 27, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 1532

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

https://jeannereames.net/Dancing_with_the_Lion/history_story.html That's the author's note. It explains several of my choices. I mentioned it a while back on maybe another thread that those familiar with Alexander might want to read the note first, so they know why I made the choices that I did. :-)...