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by sikander
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

This is interesting. Thanks. I looked it up, but it costs somewhere around $150 used. I may collect ATG fiction, but that's too rich for my blood. LOL! Still, the author seems to have a page on Goodreads. Their may be another option to get a hold of the novel. Greetings Jeanne, I read this book for...
by sikander
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

Greetings, I read the book recently; it may not please every romance fan or Alexanderphile, but I felt the author brought out some interesting questions about love and loyalty, the enduring power of same, and also the hard choices people might have to make sometimes for love...or perhaps confront ha...
by sikander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Italian Film Production
Replies: 22
Views: 6149

Just a reminder to those posting, from moderator

Greetings, Feel free to debate history, the perspectives of historians, the likely and unlikely details regarding Alexander, his nature, his battles, his strategies, and so on, but please try to refrain from veering off into logical fallacies and name calling...this is not the site for that. Regards...
by sikander
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

Greetings Jeanne, Thank you for the reply... I appreciate your thoughts on this. You said: "I definitely don't think Alex was a psychopath (although I think some of my colleagues might argue that point, ha). However, I would argue that he did have to climb to the throne, at least somewhat. It wasn't...
by sikander
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 810

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

Greetings Jeanne, Interesting read, but I think this fails a bit to take into account the types of personalities that the modern world "rewards" with power. A number of studies have explored the real possibility that many of those today who climb to the upper echelons are psychopaths; the very trait...
by sikander
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 4044

Re: phpBB updated

Greetings Thomas, Just want to express appreciation for the site continuing.While it is a lot quieter, it still remains a much-accessed and often referenced site for students- and writers. It seems (and I could be just not seeing them) that some of the original articles many of us wrote for the Poth...
by sikander
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 8830

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

Greetings Jeanne,

Congratulations on your news! I have a friend who is particularly eager for its release... I will let them know the new date.

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Steven Pressfield's new Alexander novel
Replies: 55
Views: 22717

Re: Nicknames

Greetings, I am going to just drop a few thoughts in the discussion on nicknames. I agree that a writer of today has to connect with many readers of today, and often, the voice has to be familiar to the reader. However, it's also important for writers to 1) avoid making people from another time play...
by sikander
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Aegae palace
Replies: 2
Views: 886

Re: Aegae palace

I was far more impressed by other museums such as Pella and Veroia, Aiani, Ionnina, Dion and, of course, Thessaloniki. But especially Pella impressed me. Less control, more *access*. Mieza remains a hidden gem! Also Veroia and Aiani. And Dodona out in Ioannina! Just...go. Greetings Jeanne, Thank yo...
by sikander
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: New website
Replies: 3
Views: 2119

Re: New website

Greetings Alexias,

Thank you for the update.
When you say you are rewriting sections, does that mean programming, or are you re-writing articles, or???

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Sun May 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!
Replies: 39
Views: 19340

Re: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!

"The problem with Green's biography is that he first bamboozles you with facts - Green's knowledge is encyclopaedic. So you follow him along without noticing that he gradually spins his yarn by mixing in pseudoscience and before you know it, he's led you into a fantasia land so absurd, it makes Mad ...
by sikander
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Main site - entry for Olympias
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

Re: Main site - entry for Olympias

Greetings Alexias,

I see no objection to a re-write on the main page regarding some of the historical figures. A re-write can bring us up to date on new information and keep the site fresh.

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 4044

Emails/Alexias and Main Site/Thomas

Greetings,

Alexias, as a moderator, I still see only the dark box, so I assume only you and Thomas can see emails.

Thomas, is the site update still going to allow us to post articles on the main pages outside the Forum?

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 4044

Re: phpBB updated

Greetings Thomas and Alexias,

I have to admit I am not certain how to test of everyone has access to membership emails. Does the yes/no setting on the global email setting still determine who can/cannot post to a person via their email setting?

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Direction of the forum
Replies: 46
Views: 9468

Re: Direction of the forum

Glad there are no complaints so far! A further stage I forgot to mention will be reviewing the content on the main site. If anyone wants to contribute a new essay or revise/update an existing one, please get writing! Greetings Alexias, I would like to see the original contents on the main site be a...