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by Coral
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Confusion about the number of Bagoases
Replies: 12
Views: 4913

I found a reference online. According to Isaac Asimov in his Guide to the Bible - Part Two, The New Testament: Bagoas is the Greek form of a Persian name meaning "given by God" and was often used for eunuchs, so that the phrase "Bagoas the eunuch" was almost a cliche. THANK you!...
by Coral
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Confusion about the number of Bagoases
Replies: 12
Views: 4913

Jona Lendering's livius.org has a couple of good articles on the different Bagoases. According to Jona Lendering, trierarch and "favorite" Bagoases were the same. I am getting the sense that one can pick whatever interpretation one is most comfortable with! Personally, I would have never ...
by Coral
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander Sarcophagus...original colours
Replies: 10
Views: 5676

http://www.windmillstravel.com/album.ph ... ity&page=9

It seems all that color was quite a shock to the folks visiting the exhibition at Athens!
by Coral
Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Confusion about the number of Bagoases
Replies: 12
Views: 4913

Lets clear it up with a brief description of each one. 1. Bagoas the Egyptian Eunouch. He is famous for murdering Artaxerxes Ochus and Arses. 2. Bagoas the Persian Eunouch. He is the most famous one. Firstly he was said to have sexual relationship with Darius and later he became as you said a flatt...
by Coral
Sat Mar 31, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Confusion about the number of Bagoases
Replies: 12
Views: 4913

Confusion about the number of Bagoases

Is there any modern consensus as to how many Bagoases existed in Alexander's court? There is Darius' and later, Alexander's favorite Bagoas, who he kissed after the dance at Karmania, and who played a role in Orxines' death. Then there is Bagoas who was the only Persian trierarch during the Indus vo...
by Coral
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: I'm I Nuts?
Replies: 10
Views: 5554

Doesn't Plutarch when talking about Barsine, Memnon's widow, say that she was the first woman Alexander slept with? Why did Plutarch ignore Pankaspe/Pakate? If this story of Alexander giving Pankaspe to Apelles was a common one and showed Alexander's great qualities when young, I wonder why Plutarch...
by Coral
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Gunpowder plot
Replies: 19
Views: 6762

Re: Gunpowder plot

Slightly off-topic, according to Elizabeth Carney's book (and from Justin), Philip II killed his half-brothers, the three sons of step-mother Gygaea, Archelaus, Arrhideus and Menelaus. So, the sons of Philip's father , killed each other. I wonder, did Philip, who loved marriage as a useful political...
by Coral
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander was "hyperactive"
Replies: 39
Views: 13285

The Manila Bulletin (another expired link) insists on the mystical significance of onions and tells us GÇ£Even Alexander the Great believed in its magical abilities like restoring courage, and so he fed his armies large quantities of it.GÇ¥ Now, as onions are wont to give a person gas, eating large...
by Coral
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: An illegitimate son?
Replies: 50
Views: 25912

I have seen it assumed in many places that Alexander packed off Barsine (pregnant or newly delivered of a son) to the far west when he met Roxane. However, all we know for certain is that she conceived a child with him in 328/327 BC, her daughter/sisters were married in 324 BC in Susa and she was li...
by Coral
Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Long Unmechanised Marches.
Replies: 17
Views: 6310

Re: Hindu Kush

Just as an afterthought about your post of unmechanised marches- it just occured to me that apart from the Makran or Gedrosian desert march- we didn't mention "crossing the Hindu Kush"- in the centre of Afganistan a mountain range 6000 metres up and snow tipped- suppose it is the kind of ...
by Coral
Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A Question Concerning ATG's End...
Replies: 28
Views: 10418

I suppose that we know precious little about this girl. I think that one interesting fact overlooked on many occasions is that Alexander and Roxanne spoke different languages- although, if they met in 327 then it is probable that Roxanne had a grasp of the workings of Greek- at least to understand ...
by Coral
Sat Jul 01, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A Question Concerning ATG's End...
Replies: 28
Views: 10418

One last comment to those who do believe in the tale to its fullest extent: The story says that they were alone and that Alexander charged Roxane never to tell anyone what took place. So who recorded this event? Are we to assume that Roxane betrayed the last confidence she ever had with her husband...
by Coral
Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Death
Replies: 17
Views: 5389

Hello! Sorry to bring up this older thread up front again. I was wondering, however, if anyone knows whether Dengue fever has ever been considered a possibility as the cause of Alexander's death. This trpical/subtropical fever is transmitted by mosquito bites, is accompanied by high fever and terrib...
by Coral
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:56 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: POLL: Alexander - good or bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 7631

Re: Oedipus Rex

Many people still see OlympiasGÇÖ relationship with both Alexander and Philip as being excessively emotional in that her problems with Philip originated from sexual jealousy, and that she influenced Alexander against his father because of this. ........ ThereGÇÖs much evidence that Olympias was a c...
by Coral
Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: POLL: Alexander was an alien?
Replies: 19
Views: 6679

Re: Yoda of Stagira

(p.s. could Chubaka be Cleitus the black?) Best regards, Dean p.p.s. and Aristotle- Yoda? :roll: Surely Chewbacca would be Bucephalas, the most famous horse in history? Han Hephaistion Solo. :D Aristotle seems more like Obi-Wan Kenobi and the mysterious Oracle in the remote desert, Yoda. But who is...