Search found 185 matches

by sikander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Italian Film Production
Replies: 22
Views: 4455

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: 350

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: 350

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: 2398

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: 7505

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: 21747

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: 606

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: 1873

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: 18637

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: 1699

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: 2398

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: 2398

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: 7931

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...
by sikander
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Direction of the forum
Replies: 46
Views: 7931

Re: Direction of the forum

Greetings Alexias, Are you thinking of a book review segment separate form the Book reviews section we have on the main Pothos site? I will happily help in whatever way I can, but of course, I am well aware of my shortcomings on the computer. We can talk more once you have had a chance to look at wh...
by sikander
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Direction of the forum
Replies: 46
Views: 7931

Re: Direction of the forum

Communities do tend to fade over time, and perhaps the time has come for pothos to quietly fade away. If there is anyone who is still interested in keeping the community active, do you have any suggestions as to what sort of topics you would like to see discussed, what you think would encourage mor...