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by Callisto
Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'
Replies: 129
Views: 58111

Re: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'

A friend kindly sent me earlier the reply of the Greek ministry of culture in English. I still havent managed to find the full english text in the MoC website. Anyway i just paste here the translated text i got. Maybe some readers find it informative. ------------ It was recently published in the Am...
by Callisto
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Which changes things somewhat as does his interpretation of a standard funerary topos, if this Persephone symbolises a female burial then so ought the one in Tomb I at Verghina, but we know that was a man's tomb so the logic...well there is none, and as a Sogdian it is unlikely that Roxane had red-...
by Callisto
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Plutarch Brutus 53 iv When Antony found Brutus lying dead, he ordered the body to be wrapped in the most costly of his own robes and afterwards, on hearing that the robe had been stolen, put the thief to death. The ashes of Brutus he sent home to his mother Servilia. Would tend to rule out a burial...
by Callisto
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

I have to take back the guess about the miniatures. Yesterday Kottaridi commented on the Eurydice throne's miniatures. She said they are "dancers" from those initiated into the Orphic mysteries. They are in motion contrary to the Caryatids of Amphipolis. They dress differently and have a completely ...
by Callisto
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Is it me or the figures at the top of the sphinxes look like Caryatids?
by Callisto
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Here is a relevant article in English:

http://en.protothema.gr/amazing-new-fin ... -the-tomb/

The combination of Caryatids and sphinxes reminds me of the Siphnian treasury at Delphi.
by Callisto
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

It's no surprise by now to find a late 4th century BC royal Macedonian parallel, but the new marble chip floor in the Amphipolis tomb has a direct parallel in the palace of Philip II at Aegae. The patch at the lefthand side of the mosaic in the palace shown in the photo below appears to be extremel...
by Callisto
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Hello all, Sorry Taphoi, i couldnt find anything else on Archontiko's sphinx. The excavator is Pavlos Chrysostomou. There are more pics today about Amphipolis. http://www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=58133 However I couldnt but notice the hole at the left side of this pic. I have got a really bad feelin...
by Callisto
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 377309

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipol

Hello all, There are some more pictures from Amphipolis published today. http://www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=58112 Archaeologist A. Kottaridi said sth interesting some days ago. In Northern Greece the peribolus of the Amphipolis tomb is similar only to the one of Archontiko(Pella). All the other Mac...
by Callisto
Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's languages
Replies: 32
Views: 12028

Re: Alexander's languages

I know I have mentioned elsewhere recently, but ALexander spent several months in Illyria when he was a teenager...how did he communicate then? And his relationships with Iranian speakers seems to have been somewhat intimate, so who knows what he picked up in language from those relationships. I wo...
by Callisto
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: New important archaelogical findings in Vergina
Replies: 12
Views: 6410

smittysmitty wrote: From what I can gather, no Illyrtian type helmet has been found at Vergina (Aigai) so far.
I can remember another Illyrian type helmet found during the first months of 2007.
by Callisto
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: New important archaelogical findings in Vergina
Replies: 12
Views: 6410

New important archaelogical findings in Vergina

Hello, just two days ago new archaeological findings came to light in the sanctuary of Eukleia. Archaeologists discovered a number of vessels. One of them was a golden one and included a wreath similar to the one of Philip II and human bones. The findings are estimated by archaeologists to be during...
by Callisto
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Recent Media Attention: Tombs at Vergina
Replies: 12
Views: 7312

I thought the archaeologists of Andronikos team who discovered the tombs, had recorded we had in the specific tomb a primary burial. This means Arrhidaeus couldnt be the occupant of that tomb as his corpse along with his wife's had been initially disintered and had a formal burial later by Cassander...
by Callisto
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A quote...attributed to Alexander or Achilles?
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Hi,

I am not certain if this is what you are looking for but in Iliad, Hector says just before he dies "My doom has come upon me. Let me not then die ingloriously and without a struggle, but let me first do some great thing that shall be told among men hereafter."