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by sikander
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Question for members
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Question for members

Good evening. I recently wrote a review on amazon for the two books of the English writer Philip Remus( a pseudonime ? ) His amazing books of the trilogy , Gods of Men ',, When the Spartan are Made, and ,Deliaca,overcame my laziness. Unfortunately this very good author is lost somewhere ( i had mad...
by sikander
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Question for members
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Question for members

Greetings Pothosians, Are there any members who have reviewed book drafts, or reviewed newly issued historical fiction? Any members who review both novels and short stories? Any members who do artwork for books? If you do artwork, is there a site where your work is available for viewing? Regards, Si...
by sikander
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Consequences of Actions
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Consequences of Actions

Greetings, Looking at events that occurred just over the initial two week period following the death of Alexander, I am interested in what members feel might have been the power dynamics and relationships between the "primary players". Your thoughts, perhaps on: 1) the Council of Four? 2) the shifti...
by sikander
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Light

Greetings Alexias, So far no problem on my end with light; most of my problem has been that when I <can> log in, I keep getting logged off and told I have to log in again to post or comment/reply, but repeated attempts to log in keep failing. But it seems to be a sporadic problem. Thanks for the wor...
by sikander
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Barbarian.
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Barbarian.

Greetings Jeanne,

Yes, I can post off and on; I often seem to get logged out when I try to post a reply or new topic.

Thank you for the expanded thoughts on the meaning of "barbarian". It <is> interesting how words can change meaning over time!

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Light

Greetings,

Not sure what you are referring to here.
You might try contacting Alexias with a more precise description of the issue.

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Barbarian.
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Barbarian.

Greetings Dean, If I recall correctly, simply put, the term originally meant someone who was not Greek, or did not speak Greek, or did not follow Greek customs. It was the Romans who began to add more meaning to the word, but I believe the additional meaning of "savage" or what have you became popul...
by sikander
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Updated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Updated layout

Many thanks!
by sikander
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Xenophon
Replies: 11
Views: 2668

Re: Xenophon

Greetings, Thank you for letting us know of this loss to Pothos. While the loss to the Forum is great, I can imagine your personal loss will be felt most keenly, and for that, I am sorry. Looking back at some of his posts, I can see his will be large shoes to fill - may he bring inspiration to membe...
by sikander
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: New cult of Alexander
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Re: New cult of Alexander

Greetings, Dino, It depends on which you are referring to. Is it a group of fans or hobbyists of Alexander solely, or a group of people who are interested in the historical/cultural aspects? There may be on-line groups but if you are referring to groups that have a physical presence as well: One is ...
by sikander
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 3962

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: 3962

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: 8594

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: 2305

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: 2305

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...