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by marcus
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 376139

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Yes, Aristonous should be on the list, which is not exhaustive, a poll would just be a way of nailing something to a putative mast and seeing if the cat licks it. Sounds like a good idea, Agesilaos. I shall have to find out how to set up a poll! :D Leave it with me, and I'll see what I can do. (See...
by marcus
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Yet ANOTHER potential tomb...
Replies: 24
Views: 10219

Re: Yet ANOTHER potential tomb...

Paralus wrote:Oh dear..
Allow people their dreams, dear Paralus ... :D
by marcus
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: My historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION is now published
Replies: 6
Views: 5691

Re: My historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION is now published

My novel SHADOW OF THE LION: Blood on the Moon (Volume One) is now available on Amazon and soon in book stores. My historical fiction novel is now available on Amazon and soon in book stores: http://www.amazon.com/SHADOW-OF-THE-LION-BLOOD/dp/0992715512/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407528500&sr=8-1...
by marcus
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?
Replies: 5
Views: 5115

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

agesilaos wrote:NO; in Curtius and Plutarch he is Alexander's sex toy, as he had been Dareios', Nabarzanes makes the relationship quite plain.
Indeed.
by marcus
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Marakanda/Afrosiab photos.
Replies: 28
Views: 12448

Re: Marakanda/Afrosiab photos.

At the time I went they hadn't exposed much of the walls, but there was a lovely cross-section excavation in the side of the 'acropolis'. I'll have to dig out some of my photos ...ATB When did you go? I wonder when the palace walls were exposed. Does the photo (in the link I provided) of the palace...
by marcus
Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Marakanda/Afrosiab photos.
Replies: 28
Views: 12448

Re: Marakanda/Afrosiab photos.

Thanks Marcus. Glad you got there too. Going through my photos and then comparing them to images found on google, I realised that although I went to Afrosiab, I did not go to the palace. How could I have missed it?! It's the only standing structure surrounded by nothing but flat sandy terrain for m...
by marcus
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Marakanda/Afrosiab photos.
Replies: 28
Views: 12448

Re: Marakanda/Afrosiab photos.

Hi Hando, I'm glad you were able to find Afrosiab! I went there back in 2009, and enjoyed a wonderful couple of hours in the ruined citadel - it was very exciting to think that, somewhere amidst those ruins was the spot where Alexander killed Cleitus! (Assuming they were in the citadel and not in ca...
by marcus
Thu May 01, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Another Finding of Alexander's Tomb?
Replies: 3
Views: 3965

Re: Another Finding of Alexander's Tomb?

A lady on Alexander's Army says the picture is of the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. She is due to visit Alexandria soon and is hoping to visit the site and give us some news. I can confirm that it most definitely is of the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa. Here's my photo of the same place, taken in 2003...
by marcus
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 17572

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

Kahiel wrote:
LJLJ wrote:Please don't read Manferdi¡s, unless you are 13
Is it really THAT bad? :|
I wouldn't recommend it even for a thirteen-year-old.

It's *terrible*. And I mean T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E!
by marcus
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 17572

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

I agree with Nikas on Ellis, a really good book, for the Macedonian background I would add Eugene Borza's 'In the Shadow of Olympus' and Malcolm Errington's 'History of Macedonia' which packs alot into its 300 pages, it would be churlish not to mention N G L Hammond's 'The Macedonian State' but he ...
by marcus
Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 17572

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

Though..true. It's a shame that there's no preview. I would have liked to see even at least a few pages of it. To me, even if Ptolemy has no reputation as a stylist as Agesilaos had stated....the fact it's an account made by one of Alexander's companions makes all the difference to me. Though I'm c...
by marcus
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 17572

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

Actually, even fiction is hard to find. Last I found was Manfredi's. From a personal point of view, I would strongly suggest not touching Manfredi's books with a barge-pole. I am constantly disappointed by fictional accounts of Alexander - in fact, I can't remember a single one since Mary Renault t...
by marcus
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 17572

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

Then I'll be sure to look up Marcus' suggestion. Finding them is the only problem. Lane Fox's version has long been gone from bookstores here. I've searched every bookstore in the vicinity that I can find. Through ebooks I managed to find the psuedo-Callisthenes version and I'm wondering if that's ...
by marcus
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign
Replies: 37
Views: 17572

Re: Alexander the Great: Beginning the Campaign

And if you get the Loeb edition you get the Greek and a mass of essays by P A Brunt , the Landmark edition has good accompanying essays, the Penguin has a rather free translation and little supporting material but is cheap :D I would always suggest that the Penguin translation is the better startin...
by marcus
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 28487

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

Cleitus sort of went a little further than you'd suggest with that extended hand and the comments about Alexander's pretense toward being deemed a god. But the belittling of Philip was perhaps one of the more interesting bits that came out here. And that this strange condescension against his own f...