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by agesilaos
Fri May 06, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A terrible loss - Agesilaos; Karl
Replies: 22
Views: 8906

Re: A terrible loss - Agesilaos; Karl

Thank you Pauline and everyone else on Pothos the flowers were beautiful and much appreciated. All went well sermon was thoughtful and also speech from close wargaming friend. He went in with Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley and out with No Regrets Edif Piaf.
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Karl's mum and sister
by agesilaos
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

I dare say no one would ever have any problems if you could simply invent corroborating evidence :lol: :lol: :lol: Samothrace was probably not under Antigonid rule until Gonatas, prior to that it was part of Lysimachos' satrapy and he hated Demetrios. Whilst some works of art are shown on coins, the...
by agesilaos
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Other forum members can draw their own conclusions from your steadfast refusal to understand the initial graph you posted and they may also judge for themselves your response to the last one being out of date; that’s right folks that’s the non-response just an assertion that it proves he is right. :...
by agesilaos
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Oh dear, there is nothing wrong with Oxford’s data, which is why when it is used correctly you get the same result as the calibration programme and curve IntCal 13, why you think it is useful to map results on IntCal 04 (two versions removed from the current standard) I can only assume stems from so...
by agesilaos
Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Nice try but you are quite wrong about your graph and how to use it, there is a big clue in the y-axis label of TYPICAL CALIBRATED RANGE, the ‘calibrated’ being crucial, clearly applying uncalibrated dates is wrong and this is simply proven. We know what the calibrated date range is at 1 sigma, your...
by agesilaos
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Whilst I agree that the frieze need not be directly associated with the tomb its proximity would seem to indicate continued use and interest in the area in the mid third century, given the size of the tomb mound it would be unusual if that interest was not in some way related to the tumulus. Lefantz...
by agesilaos
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

On the date of the assumption of shields by the cavalry of mainland Greece and Macedon, I am rather puzzled as to why the standard position is declared ‘untenable’ in note 71 of the article posted by System 1988. There is no literary evidence for shielded cavalry before the third century, except for...
by agesilaos
Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Not sure that is not just the bull's musculature, although I see more of Andrew's large wreath if not but I see nothing indicating a sacrifice in the poses of the figures.
by agesilaos
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Almost right Gepd, the main difference is that Andrew seems not to have read the labels on his axes 8) I am using the Cal13 curve, to which I think you posted the link, which maps the uncalibrated C14 date against a calibrated calendar date. Andrew's graph maps a CALIBRATED date against a calendar d...
by agesilaos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

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The 2 sigma range is more like 100 BC to 40 AD.
by agesilaos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

My understanding is that all the chambers were sealed and filled at the same time after which there could be no access, although later the peribolos and lion pieces were removed and re-purposed. It is also clear from this that it was charcoal and not 'soot' which was tested negating many of Taphoi's...
by agesilaos
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

I do not find Corso's method in the least bit 'valid'; the motif he is discussing is not simply a tree, it is a snake in a tree, he then compares it to two Roman trees and one Macedonian but none are parallel as they are not possessed of serpents and the two Roman examples are not from a similar, fu...
by agesilaos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Whilst the abstract says 'hoplite shield' this seems like an overly exact translation of the Greek 'aspis', which is just a shield, see the caption to figure 2 where we find 'makedonikes aspides' - Macedonian shields - lacking a rim they are not 'hoplite shields' but for use with the sarissa (a rim ...
by agesilaos
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 375750

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

There were more bulls than Apis, Poseidon was connected hence Demetrios' bull's horns (at the time of the coinage he only held the islands and called himself the 'king of the sea'. Amphipolis had its own bull cult of Artemis tauropolos, which we find on early 2nd century coins once it had become an ...