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by Paralus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

Beautifully legalistic rephrasing... I'd suggest the retaining of independent counsel but, like Rudi Giuliani each time he speaks, you're doing quite fine on your own recognisance. ...it is generally accepted that Eudoxus introduced the zodiac to Greece. Your contention, then, is that the Greeks kn...
by Paralus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

Your authority is Google? Perhaps a rephrasing of the question. What is the ancient evidence for Eudoxus adopting the constellations of the zodiac from Babylon and subsequently intoducing these same constellations to the Greeks along with the concept of the line the sun traces through same? Beautif...
by Paralus
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

I can do no more that suggest that you and any other Pothosian who is interested in the matter should google "Eudoxus zodiac". Best regards, Andrew Your authority is Google? Perhaps a rephrasing of the question. What is the ancient evidence for Eudoxus adopting the constellations of the zodiac from...
by Paralus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

His Phaenomena , on the constellations and their myths, is the basis for Aratos of Soli's similarly named poem... None of that, though, suggests he introduced "Astrology and probably the zodiac" to the Greek world. So you are suggesting that Eudoxus's myths associated with the constellations was a ...
by Paralus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

He is also credited with introducing Babylonian information to Greek astronomy including astrology and probably the zodiac and its twelve divisions and associated constellations. Eudoxus was a polymath and indeed traveled from his home city of Kidos to Athens, Halikarnossos and Egypt. So much Dioge...
by Paralus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

You mean the Antikythera Mechanism from the 1st or 2nd century BCE? :shock: After Greek natural philosophers had gobbled down all that Babylonian data and after even the Athenians had introduced a rational 'by the gods' calendar along side the arbitrary archon calendar to stop the king or archon ad...
by Paralus
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 1902

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

I would agree with Alexias that a good read of this thread would shed light - especially on Gaugamela. This thread also has the merit of not having an appeal to one's own authority in the third person...
by Paralus
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES
Replies: 80
Views: 25856

Re: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES

What a fascinating map. Script heavy indeed! I'll have to peruse when not at the office.
by Paralus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Two views on Sparta and the Laconians
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: Two views on Sparta and the Laconians

That's a particularly excoriating review Sean. Lateiner is clearly unimpressed. I'll have to read the book for myself.
by Paralus
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Armenian Alexander Romance translation
Replies: 3
Views: 1323

Re: Armenian Alexander Romance translation

'Tis a mrvellous resource Attalus.org. Everything from sources in translation, to indexes by name and Athenian inscriptions!
by Paralus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 52
Views: 18731

Re: Battle of Magnesia

I would love that piece by Strootman by the way. Have to wait I imagine.
by Paralus
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 52
Views: 18731

Re: Battle of Magnesia

I'd agree with all of the above. It's a bit like Diodorus 18-20 is all based on Hieronymus. Much more likely an intermediary who'd already reduced that author's "boring" work to something more accessible. That said, Polybios will certainly have painted a decent portrait of Rome's last antagonist. It...
by Paralus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 52
Views: 18731

Re: Battle of Magnesia

He was ruthless in liquidating Molon and Achaeus, and must have hoped to conquer Bactria, but when Fortune turned against him he entered into negotiations, announced that it pleased him to grant Euthydemus the title of king and give his handsome son his own daughter to marry, accepted a gift of gra...
by Paralus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 52
Views: 18731

Re: Battle of Magnesia

I remember a distinguished British historian who was hard on Tissaphernes and Pharnabazus for not immediately creating an effective navy as soon as some of the cities on the sea went over to them (because obviously navies and the infrastructure which support them are simple to build in the middle o...
by Paralus
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Plutarch quotes
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: Plutarch quotes

The reference elsewhere is that he goes away poorer by a kiss, but remember, ancient writers tweaked their material to suit their narrative need, not necessarily to reflect an accurate presentation of what occurred [...] Plutarch is notorious for this, changing out characters or situations for a st...