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by aleksandros
Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 300 suits of armor
Replies: 25
Views: 8930

Re: 300 suits of armor

I think it definitely was a reference to the non following the expedition Spartans.
by aleksandros
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Strategikon of Maurice ??
Replies: 1
Views: 1702

Strategikon of Maurice ??

i am trying really hard to find it in greek but seems like i cant. funny thing is i am looking for it in Thessaloniki.....
i d appreciate it if anyone can help !
by aleksandros
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

Alita wrote:
amyntoros wrote: He showed remorse after the death of Cleitus, but the murder wasn't an act of cruelty.
Sorry amyntoros - an act of justice then? :?
an act of excessive anger. simple as that.
by aleksandros
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

i take back my statement 'yes cause when it comes to history i study history books and not religion ones. '.

i think we all agree we learnt more about alexander through Arrian than through zoroastrians or chaldeans or jews or christians.

i think i am clear now.
by aleksandros
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

i couldnt agree more seramis.
by aleksandros
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

you seem to have a hell of a time generalizing my statements......its so amusing to me. if you want to reach a specific conclusion or build a specific approach to a specific historical subject or question yes you take ALL the sources available and you compare and EVALUATE them. thats what i did. :) ...
by aleksandros
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

with the disaster in Bactria i mean the 3 year debacle alexander suffered. Yes, I know what you meant by that. It was the "as nothing compared to the Indian to come" that I didn't understand. And I still don't. Please clarify - I'm not necessarily going to argue with you, I simply don't know what y...
by aleksandros
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

marcus i am pretty sure we eventually came to an understanding.

i used the word anachronism cause i find it rather disturbing comparing US imperialism with Alexander's imperialism........

i could also use the phrase 'anachronistic analogy'.

well i am greek and i hope for your equity in my english.
by aleksandros
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

Seramis Do you find the Zoroastrian sources less reliable than the Greek and Roman ones? If so, why? yes cause when it comes to history i study history books and not relegion ones. of course i cannot argue with you if you feel that zoroastrian sources help you better understand alexander. you used t...
by aleksandros
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

Okay, I understand now. You are interpreting how other's feel, but you're not necessarily correct. Killing for "fun" or being a "bloodthirsty beast" both imply that Alexander enjoyed killing and I don't see that anyone on Pothos has said that. People choose their words carefully when they post - it...
by aleksandros
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

amyntoros i felt that a lot in here and many more out there think of alexander as a bloodthirsty beast. as for the second one yes. when i want to look for the motives of Alexander's actions i look into his actions and his intentions as he spoke about them. what his enemies thought about their exterm...
by aleksandros
Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

i am glad we now understand each other. i was arguing with those who think Alexander was a bloddlusting conqueror who killed people just to kill. with the disaster in Bactria i mean the 3 year debacle alexander suffered. 'Of course I don't know what the Indians thought; but one can imagine that the ...
by aleksandros
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and ethics
Replies: 43
Views: 15301

marcus why do you pretend you dont understand what i am saying??? if Alexander didnt massacre these who stood against him the disaster in Bactria and Sogdia would ve been nothing compared to the indian to come. he learnt his course well......these tribes were SO brave! Alexander had no other means t...
by aleksandros
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Celebrating Alexander's Birthday
Replies: 50
Views: 16284

i think there is no point in discussing about that bad movie.... its clear that it was made by the point of view of one that knows nothing about Alexander.....who studied nothing on his own.....and only knows what most people have heard of Alexander........its full of historical mistakes, misconcept...
by aleksandros
Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Do you know this game?
Replies: 4
Views: 2493

so true.......

the person after me took part in alexander's campaign at least once in his dreams.