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by rjones2818
Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Philip Freeman's "Alexander the Great"
Replies: 0
Views: 3649

Philip Freeman's "Alexander the Great"

I got around to reading this, and thought it was rather 'meh.' It read ok, but he tended (at least is seems to me) not to have any rhyme or reason as to when he chose how to cover controversial topics. Sometimes he'd cover the different angles, sometimes he'd list two (of several) interpretations, a...
by rjones2818
Sat May 08, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Alexander The Great - True Origins (Trailer)#2
Replies: 25
Views: 1611

Re: Alexander The Great - True Origins (Trailer)

Don't forget Nectanebo II as a possible father....

So...three mothers and three fathers (which is a nice symmetry)!
by rjones2818
Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Manfredi on Alexander's Tomb
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Re: Manfredi on Alexander's Tomb

The translated blurb: The story of the tomb of Alexander is the story of an adventure. Districare le infinite leggende dai fatti, interpretare le fonti storiche, lacunose e contraddittorie, addentrarsi nel mito equivale a muoversi verso "una meta enigmatica e sfuggente come i miraggi del desert...
by rjones2818
Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Greatest Greek!
Replies: 25
Views: 8195

Re: The Greatest Greek!

Success tends toward making someone popular, too. And none (or, at most, very few) were/are as successfult as Alexander.

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by rjones2818
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander poisoned with Arsenic.
Replies: 55
Views: 16447

My guess is that he knew he was poisoned, didn't care,

and that's why he didn't name a successor on his death bed. Unless, of course, he did leave a successor, in which case I don't think he was poisoned. "To the strongrest" would have been said out of spite. :twisted: Sort of "You want to get rid of me, fine! Let's see what you can do am...
by rjones2818
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: 'Royal Ustav' from Bollywood! A new Alexander film.
Replies: 6
Views: 4647

'Royal Ustav' from Bollywood! A new Alexander film.

http://in.movies.yahoo.com/news-detail/ ... ander.html

Apparently part musical, as is traditional in Bollywood.

I can hardly wait!

:twisted:
by rjones2818
Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Review of Ranajit Pal, Non-Jonesian Indology and Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 7058

Not much time???

appietas wrote: ...can now be dated securely from 246/5 to ca.230 BC. So some overlap with Ashoka's reign, but not much. 14 - 15 years...come now...you're on an Alexander board. 336-323bc. :twisted: I'm not arguing with your general premise, although I think looking at Alexander from an Indian persp...
by rjones2818
Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Review of Ranajit Pal, Non-Jonesian Indology and Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 7058

Re: Review of Ranajit Pal

The reigns of Diodotos and Ashoka weren't even contemporary, and certainly over different lands with the only possible overlaps in Arachotia and Gadrosia. According to http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Diodotus , Diodotus' reign was between ~250 - ~238 BCE. According to http://www.1911encyclopedia.or...
by rjones2818
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: The Parthenon restoration
Replies: 18
Views: 10049

Really?

the Greeks obviously gave them away. So why expect to get something back that one gave away. Does a person give a gify then ask for it back. If they didnt give them away then they did very little to stop it happening. If someone wasraiding my house id fight tooth and nail to protect what is mine. K...
by rjones2818
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Review of Ranajit Pal, Non-Jonesian Indology and Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 7058

It's a good read!

Dr. Pal looks at Alexander from and Indian perspective, which is one we don't get very often. If you've read his web pages, you'll have an idea where the book goes. I got my copy via an Amazon reseller. At first I ordered through amazon.co.uk and it didn't go through, so I bought through the reselle...
by rjones2818
Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Analogy as a Chef.
Replies: 3
Views: 2179

Although I doubt we need another 'Alexander' thread...

The more I think about it, the more I think your analogy is correct. Y'see, I've thought all three of the versions were good to great (1 good, 2 better, 3 great). He mixed his ingrediants and came up with three pretty good versions of the same movie. If the movie wasn't to your taste, it fits the an...
by rjones2818
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ALEXANDER THE GREAT - IMPACT OF THE 325 BC TSUNAMI
Replies: 7
Views: 3737

ALEXANDER THE GREAT - IMPACT OF THE 325 BC TSUNAMI

http://www.drgeorgepc.com/Tsunami325BCIndiaAlexander.html The page is by George Pararas-Carayannis, and is quite interesting. It postulates that the tsunami may have been one of the contributing factors of the fleet not keeping up with Alexander during his march through the desert back to Babylon. T...
by rjones2818
Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Noise About King Tut
Replies: 18
Views: 7705

He's also the Pharaoh right after Anektaten

(or however you spell it) who was the heretic king that worshiped only the Sun God (some suggest that he, once he fell from grace, may have been the basis for the stories about Moses being involved with the Royal House or may have been Moses, period). So not important strictly from the fact that he ...
by rjones2818
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Bathing in saffron
Replies: 8
Views: 5003

Re: Saffron

sikander wrote:Greetings,

If Alexander *did* bathe in saffron, he might well have come out tinted orange <laughing>..

Regards,
Sikander
That might explain, somewhat, his 'ruddy' complexion!

:twisted:
by rjones2818
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59169

Depends on your point of view. How well Known in the far east . China japan etc is Alexander known as the Great. Just about all nations in the west Know Ghengis Khan. His impact with first the Monguls and Tartars stretched much farther than Alexanders spread Eastward. Its a them and us issue to the...