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by amyntoros
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Direction of the forum
Replies: 46
Views: 6988

Re: Direction of the forum

Ok, I've made a start on setting up new forums. Any suggestions/amendments/complaints, please let me know. The next phases are Moving existing posts to the new forums. This will take some time so will be a work in progress Updating the software. This may entail locking the forums over a weekend so ...
by amyntoros
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Direction of the forum
Replies: 46
Views: 6988

Re: Direction of the forum

There is also the rest of the known world during Alexander's time (and maybe even a little later) although any such sub-form ought to have better name. I know, for instance, that there are members other than myself who share an interest in Thrace. And of course there is Persia and India and more ......
by amyntoros
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Darius and Scabbards
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Darius and Scabbards

I used an online Loeb translation by John C. Rolfe, from 1971, I think. I try to use texts that are readily available but would be happy to see a better translation if anyone would like to post.

Best Regards,
by amyntoros
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Darius and Scabbards
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Re: Darius and Scabbards

It IS in Curtius, but I confess I had to search it out as I didn't recall it either. Quintis Curtius Book 3.3.2-7 Then, worried as he (Darius) was by pressing cares, he was also tormented in sleep by visions of imminent dangers, whether these were called up by anxiety or (3) by the divining power of...
by amyntoros
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Alexander command the PHALANX at Chaeronea?
Replies: 120
Views: 52151

Re: Did Alexander command the PHALANX at Chaeronea?

I'd be interested in Willekes' rationale and source material backing the "Mediterranean preference for riding stallions". In the work referenced in my previous post, Willekes claims that the Macedonians had this preference. Her only argument is Alexander riding Bukephalos. One horse, from a tale in...
by amyntoros
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Indian Tv Series: Porus
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

New Indian Tv Series: Porus

http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/laksh-lalwani-as-porus-and-rohit-purohit-as-alexander-stand-out-in-the-first-teaser-of-porus/ Scroll down the web page for the actual teaser, although you may have to click on the link to Sony Instagram to watch. Even in this brief excerpt one can see histori...
by amyntoros
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great...Good or Bad King, or neither? An Essay
Replies: 81
Views: 31929

Re: Alexander the Great...Good or Bad King, or neither? An Essay

Okay, thank you for the above. I knew the Greeks had no zero but I never really investigated how they counted without one! However, doesn't that mean that a child born in the first month of a year and the last month of the same year would both be considered "one" year old? That would explain what I ...
by amyntoros
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great...Good or Bad King, or neither? An Essay
Replies: 81
Views: 31929

Re: Alexander the Great...Good or Bad King, or neither? An Essay

Alexias wrote: I think Heracles date of birth is usually calculated to be 328-327, rather than 326. ....only by those who calculate incorrectly! :lol: We are told that in 310 BC, 'Heracles' was "about 17 years of age" [D.S.XX.20.1]. Unlike us, who calculate age in arrears ( i.e. you are one at the ...
by amyntoros
Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great...Good or Bad King, or neither? An Essay
Replies: 81
Views: 31929

Re: Alexander the Great...Good or Bad King, or neither? An Essay

Good grief. When people come to Pothos they :expect: to find arguments, debates, disagreements, sometimes heated discussions, etc. Doesn't matter what one calls them and as long as they stay on topic and do not become personal then they have a place here. Is it not possible to actually discuss Alexa...
by amyntoros
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 52
Views: 15254

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Moved from the regular forum.
by amyntoros
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's plans for Arabia
Replies: 5
Views: 2913

Re: Alexander's plans for Arabia

Try The Voyage around the Erythraean Sea for information on goods and places of trade in ancient Arabia. The work was written around the first century CE and therefore some of the goods (and places?) were possibly not available in Alexander's time. Nevertheless, I think the info on incense might be ...
by amyntoros
Sat May 28, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film
Replies: 47
Views: 19518

Re: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film

Amyntoros wrote: Xenophon wrote: The only alternative to the formation and drill shown above was put forward by the late Agesilaos, and his version proved to be impractical, in fact all but impossible.[ see page 1] You should add your own "in my opinion" here. The fact that the Taktike thread is 16...
by amyntoros
Thu May 26, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film
Replies: 47
Views: 19518

Re: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film

Perhaps anyone wishing to revisit the so called "dinner drill" might be better advised to go the 'Taktike' thread . ......only for those interested in the 'minutiae' of the subject and the usual various digressions. For readers generally, I can save them the trouble of ploughing through approximate...
by amyntoros
Sun May 15, 2016 3:02 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film
Replies: 47
Views: 19518

Re: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film

Nicator: I live in Austria, and just down the valley there is a beautiful little town where some road workers uncovered an unmarked cemetery . It turned out that that town had been a centre for the T4 murder program, where the Nazis got their start murdering children and old people and the disabled...
by amyntoros
Wed May 11, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film
Replies: 47
Views: 19518

Re: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film

Nevertheless, I remember an epigram of the Palatine Anthology dedicated to one of Alexander's swords that was kept in a temple. Unfortunately I don't remember the number of the epigram! Have found a reference to a spear of Alexander, but so far no sword. The Greek Anthology Volume I, Book VI, 97 (P...