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by jan
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 7495

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

Thanks to M Mann I learned that Dr. Reames novel Dancing with the Lion is available on Kindle. I have begun reading it. Ironically, I had been dwelling on the topic of Alexander and academia the past two days. I have just finished reading Chapter 1 to realize I should check Pothos.org which I have n...
by jan
Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Murder in Babylon" by Graham Phillips
Replies: 23
Views: 9100

Re: "Murder in Babylon" by Graham Phillips

I just found Murder In Babylon at the Half Priced Bookstore where I read through it again. Not sure about my earlier post now that I have re read this interesting book which cocludes that strychnine is the cause of death, that it could only come from India, and only one person had been in India to o...
by jan
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: THE STRENGTH OF THE PERSIAN ARMY AT ISSOS
Replies: 139
Views: 39322

Re: THE STRENGTH OF THE PERSIAN ARMY AT ISSOS

:D Hando, A full discussion of Gaugemela can be found on pp.262 through 284 in Theodore Reyault Dodge's book Alexander, and a discussion of Issus is in this text on pp. 295 - 315. Exact troop numbers are given. Full descriptions of the choices to be made which makes it enthralling reading. In Peter ...
by jan
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?
Replies: 5
Views: 4463

Re: How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?

He is only a lover in fiction, not in reality.
by jan
Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: A Farewell
Replies: 1
Views: 2302

Re: A Farewell

Thank you, Sikander, for bringing this dreadful story to our attention. The fact that the suspect was an elephant handler makes this story especially outrageous. By all means, we must try to stop senseless acts against the wildlife in select regions of the world. Good luck in your efforts, Jan
by jan
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:57 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 23989

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

AGESILAOS, sorry I misspelled your name in previous post.
by jan
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 23989

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

Thank you, Ageliaos, I understand your point of view but it is interesting that Philotas used this same argument at this trial or at least with Alexander when he made the comment that no matter what Parmenio had suggested that Alexander would not listen to it which of course did not help his case to...
by jan
Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 23989

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

And also after rereading your post again, and thinking about the last question that you raise, is that Alexander did hear the so called confession that Philotas made after a torture that made him say anything...the problem with his giving in to torture goes against the heroic stature of Hermias of A...
by jan
Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 23989

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

Thank you, Nicator, I really appreciate your response to this. My premise is that Alexander, Parmenio, and Parmenio's children are as close as family can be. I honestly believe that most likely Alexander did not truly believe that Philotas or Parmenio are guilty of this alleged crime against him exc...
by jan
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 23989

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

I see that this post has a lot of views but no responses. Needless to say, I am beginning to believe that perhaps Parmenio and Philotas were in a conspiracy against Alexander. Had Alexander listened to Parmenio's advice instead of the medics, he would have died. The letter clearly instructed him not...
by jan
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:45 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 23989

Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

I have finally read Waldemar Heckel's argument called The Conspiracy Against Philotas. That article alone convinced me of what I have always believed about historians and the topic of their study. Interpretation of the sources's material depends entirely upon the historians personal bias about his s...
by jan
Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:22 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: New book, critique of the Alexander the "Monster".
Replies: 9
Views: 6294

Re: New book, critique of the Alexander the "Monster".

I really appreciate the recognition of the "great soul" which Aristotle defined. A very interesting review. I must find this book now to further my academic knowledge of Alexander.
by jan
Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Christmas Present
Replies: 8
Views: 5343

Re: Christmas Present

Pauline, Thanks so much for this Christmas gift to Pothos. Wishing you the best for the New Year! Jan
by jan
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Replies: 8
Views: 6080

Re: The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

Hello Nicator, I wrote that in October, and it is now January in which I have returned to find your post. Thank you for your question. A quick answer to your question is No, she did not pass the test. I read further into the posts to learn that you are writing your own novel...and as I am doing the ...
by jan
Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:12 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon
Replies: 8
Views: 6080

Re: The Golden Mean by Annabel Lyon

I just finished reading this novel about Aristotle and Alexander in his youthful years. This author received many accolades and good reviews for this book including the Rogers' Trust Fictional Prize. On the jacket are naturally praises from authors who endorse the book. Without spoiling this story f...