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by wmp
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Ptolemy's army at Gaza
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

Re: Ptolemy's army at Gaza

There's an extract from 'Lost Battles' on Prof Sabin's homepage, with downloads including a chapter about Hydaspes & the cyberboard (incompatible with Macs) for those of you who are interested - Philip encourages links to his web pages, not the separate files.
by wmp
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Alcibiades. Need info.
Replies: 25
Views: 7196

Re: Alcibiades. Need info.

And of course there is also Paul Levinson's The Plot to save Socrates (where Socrates isn't saved, but the consolation is an affair with Alkibaides)... Given a choice between this & the Pressfield, I'd pick this, mainly because it is meant to be amusing. Phaedo, best of luck with the Alkibiades nove...
by wmp
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Alcibiades. Need info.
Replies: 25
Views: 7196

Re: Alcibiades. Need info.

If you can bear to read more fictional Alkibiades try the following:

The Eye of Cybele by Daniel Chavarriá
Achilles his Armour by Peter Green

and the two "young adult" novels:

The Road to Sardis by Stephanie Plowman
The Flowers of Adonis by Rosemary Sutcliffe.

*enjoy*
by wmp
Thu May 22, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14623

I tried to post yesterday, but our server died (revenge for me snarling at ISS earlier in the day, no doubt)... Driving times - you'll find it's quicker than you think... The toll roads are fine (although some could do with a bit of repair now) & traffic out side towns is pretty light (mind you, I a...
by wmp
Fri May 16, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14623

Karen - I'm actually leaving Greece on the 16th (a public holiday, so driving back to the airport will be fun) - think I might be battling through departures as you come through arrivals - oh, what a shame... Paralus - isn't Sparta Museum closed for renovation? One of our postgrads. was due to go th...
by wmp
Thu May 15, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14623

I'm off to Greece on 1 June for my annual wander on the mainland, and can recommend the following, some from personal experience: Nafplio - I've stayed for some year at Pension Helen - parking is very close by, which is a bonus in the Old Town. Her son runs Hotel Byron, one of the beautiful boutique...
by wmp
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander in literature, theatre, and music
Replies: 14
Views: 5341

If we're collecting Alexanders in Henry V, I think there's also a reference to him in the speech before Harfleur (fathers who are "like so many Alexanders", I think) - the "Once more unto the breach, dear friends" one... Slighly off topic - I have a fondness for Terence Rattigan's Adventure Story . ...
by wmp
Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Oscar frocks - & Alexander
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Oscar frocks - & Alexander

I fear this will be regarded as a frivolous post - & I have no excuse, other than it is Friday... I noticed a line in a Telegraph on-line article - "Kate Winslet, nominated for best actress, chose an elegant, pale green chiffon gown by Valentino, which featured a trailing scarf panel trailing down t...
by wmp
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander was "hyperactive"
Replies: 39
Views: 13265

Royal jelly? Hmmmm.... Barbara Cartland swore by the stuff.... :P which does explain a lot.

wmp
by wmp
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander exhibit in Russia!
Replies: 19
Views: 6929

Those of us in London will hope that the exhition might move to Somerset House's Hermitage Rooms, as several Hermitage exhibitions have...

I work next door to Somerset House, & have colleagues with contacts there, so will ask around.

wmp
by wmp
Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: What is known about the mass wedding at Susa?
Replies: 61
Views: 26397

Many years ago I went to a tent exhibition in the Topkapi - the tents displayed (or rather a selection of panels, as they were all far too large to get a whole tent in the exhibition space - the old stable block) were pretty close to this - including the bullion, the furs & fine materials - although...
by wmp
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Battlefield archaeology
Replies: 5
Views: 3295

Off the top of my head I can only think of a couple - there's so much modern battlefield stuff, that it swamps the ancient stuff -but I'm sure there's more! There's Fields of Conflict: Battlefied Archaeology from the Roman Empire to the Korean War , ed. Douglas Scott - but that doesn't help us! Anci...
by wmp
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: i know it's silly but i like it!
Replies: 27
Views: 9513

Hmm, & not Cyberus's ....?

DNA might take a bit of time. Maurice Wilkins died & we moved a Comparative Literature administrator into his room...
by wmp
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: i know it's silly but i like it!
Replies: 27
Views: 9513

Marcus - Barbara Cartland's penultimate pages even had me retching... Same in every book... Those stars, looking down, as the lovers, united, look up...

Paralus - is Dorchester Publishing an offshoot/partner of Mills & Boon? (My copies of the French trilogy are under their imprint). Dear gods...
by wmp
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: i know it's silly but i like it!
Replies: 27
Views: 9513

Ah, yes - there are even 2 sequels to the Judith French book... The Barbarian & The Warrior... In The Barbarian Roxanne doesn't die, but is smuggled away to be with Ptolemy (who is afflicted with visions of Alexander at inconvenient moments). The Warrior concentrates on Alexander & Roxanne's son (mo...