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by Tantalus
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:49 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes
Replies: 13
Views: 4823

Re: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes

amyntoros wrote:... I put in an order the other day and received an email from the publishers telling me that they are "currently on tour"...
That's strange.

Regina Books at Madison Square Garden? :D

I guess for a short time I have a rare book!
by Tantalus
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Michael Wood documentary
Replies: 40
Views: 14300

Re: New Michael Wood documentary

... I should just watch them like a drinking game..everytime he says something that I disagree with strongly I drink a shot. :D That is funny! :lol: ... but Wood loses me when he spins the history from a modern peace loving perspective (very alien to those days don't you think?). ... Actually I don...
by Tantalus
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Michael Wood documentary
Replies: 40
Views: 14300

Re: New Michael Wood documentary

Exactly. I think he walked the line pretty well. He didn't bore the general public with scholarly minutiae and it was still interesting for those familiar with Alexander. The Battle of Gaugamela should be good. I would even enjoy just detailed video of the battle field. Although I can't recall at th...
by Tantalus
Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Forum request - avatars to 100 x 100
Replies: 1
Views: 6355

Forum request - avatars to 100 x 100

Not life and death but I wanted to request that the avatar size limit be increased from 80 x 80 and 6 KB to 100 x 100 and 10 KB. That small increase really wouldn't add too much to the forum bandwidth would it? And a 100 x 100 size is just big enough to see much more detail in the avatars. 80 x 80 l...
by Tantalus
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes
Replies: 13
Views: 4823

Re: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes

A bit annoying about the Badian book ... ATB Isn't it!? I also have 2 or 3 of those articles. We probably have the same ones. I either got them on JSTOR or by searching used book sites for the old journals. But then, I guess if one gathered all of the articles in that book in this fashion it might ...
by Tantalus
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Michael Wood documentary
Replies: 40
Views: 14300

Re: New Michael Wood documentary

Thanks Susanne. I look forward to it. Some people have belittled Wood as a historian. But I have always enjoyed his In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great . Sure it doesn't offer the in-depth analysis that you find in some scholarly Alexander books. But I didn't expect it to. The fact that he went ...
by Tantalus
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes
Replies: 13
Views: 4823

Re: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes

Unfortunately no info on his forthcoming Demetrius bio: that too will be a must when it comes off the presses. I agree! I've been impatiently waiting for this one. In an email about 2 years ago Pat told me he was "still working on it". I hope he hasn't lost his momentum with it. I really look forwa...
by Tantalus
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes
Replies: 13
Views: 4823

FYI, Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes

I did a search and couldn't find this posted yet. But mine came today from Regina Books - Alexander and His Successors: Essays from the Antipodes. There's a good variety of interesting articles. I think I will move this one to the top of my "To Be Read" pile. Also, I saw that coming out at the end o...
by Tantalus
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A Candle for Alexander
Replies: 37
Views: 15094

Re: A Candle for Alexander

Just to join in - On this page, http://parthian-empire.com/articleListPage.php you will find this article, The Calendar of the Two Death-Dates of Alexander III by G. R. F. Assar, Oxford, UK (2 October 2008). I've had trouble getting back to the web page so here's the direct link: http://parthian-emp...
by Tantalus
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India
Replies: 26
Views: 13787

Re: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India

But writers do have characteristic styles just as vases have characteristic types. Some Pothosians may be able to guess who wrote this passage from the style, even though there are no dead giveaways: That morning they lit a fire in a deep hollow shrouded by great bushes of holly, and their supper-b...
by Tantalus
Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Permanent Exhibit with Photographs of Persepolis
Replies: 9
Views: 2824

Re: Permanent Exhibit with Photographs of Persepolis

This is interesting. Persepolis in 360 Panorama Just a few quick directions: - Click on the video. - Choose Full Screen. - Hold down your left mouse button and move curser in direction you want to go. left, right, up down. - Use scroll on mouse to enlarge area. The pictures can be blurry at times. A...
by Tantalus
Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India
Replies: 26
Views: 13787

Re: Cleitarchus Reconstruction: Alexander in India

It's good to hear from you Andrew! Congratulations on the book. I really look forward to reading it. In fact I just placed my order at Amazon.com. I just read Ch. 5, Book 12. The book must have taken a lot of work. But I bet it was fun to do also. I really like how you used the various text formats ...
by Tantalus
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: The forum has been updated...
Replies: 12
Views: 4950

Re: The forum has been updated...

Thomas wrote:... And as for the fixed width, I like the choice. ...
I'm glad you like the user choice option and I hope you add it for the forum width. That's the best way to please everyone.

I voted for choice.

And thank you Thomas for your continuing work on the forum!
by Tantalus
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Sort of new here, but not new to Alexander....
Replies: 4
Views: 3800

I didn't realize that Abebooks UK would list books that Abebooks.com does not.

Good to know. One more hunting ground on my list.
by Tantalus
Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:58 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Sort of new here, but not new to Alexander....
Replies: 4
Views: 3800

Welcome selket6666! I tried abebooks.com - no luck. You did not list the title but I found this book Alexander de Grote. De ondergang van het Perzische rijk by Jona Lendering . Is that it? I found it on a European book search site: Alexander de Grote. De ondergang van het Perzische rijk Is that the ...