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by rocktupac
Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexanders telescope / spyglass
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Re: Alexanders telescope / spyglass

Very simple single lenses did exist, and a few of them have been found. Aristophanes and Pliny the Elder both talk about lenses. However, they are hardly anything like a telescope. I think the Nimrud lens was something like 3x magnification, so hardly anything that one would use to look into the dis...
by rocktupac
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexanders telescope / spyglass
Replies: 6
Views: 2386

Re: Alexanders telescope / spyglass

I've never heard of Alexander having anything like that.
by rocktupac
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 376143

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

I've been away from this post on the forum for a while and am definitely not up to date on the many posts.. But do we know yet what was inside the tomb? Who was inside it? The most complete official version is by Corso, and is found here: http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2016/03/21/sculptures-tumul...
by rocktupac
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 376143

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

I've been away from this post on the forum for a while and am definitely not up to date on the many posts..

But do we know yet what was inside the tomb? Who was inside it?
by rocktupac
Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Earrings of a Lesbian Lady
Replies: 4
Views: 2696

Re: Earrings of a Lesbian Lady

They are quite stunning! I would love to know how they were created! Thanks for the share!
by rocktupac
Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: New Novel Available
Replies: 1
Views: 9213

New Novel Available

Greetings all- I would like to announce that my new fiction novel entitled "Comedy of Youth" is currently available exclusively on Amazon.com! This is another passion of mine besides ancient history. Check it out if you're interested, and I appreciate your time! Thank you. For the USA: http://www.am...
by rocktupac
Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Ad Triarios Redisse - Source
Replies: 7
Views: 6536

Re: Ad Triarios Redisse - Source

Not sure why you are posing a question about the ROMAN army on a forum dedicated to the study of Alexander and Macedon, hence some hesitation in answering, especially as a GOOGLE search would have given you the answer in seconds. I attempted a Google search and found nothing. Did I check the entire...
by rocktupac
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Ad Triarios Redisse - Source
Replies: 7
Views: 6536

Ad Triarios Redisse - Source

I'm looking for the source of the phrase ad triarios redisse . Once again, I've found a bunch of articles online that use this phrase when referring to the Roman maniple style of fighting, and the soldiers having to defer to using the triarii in battle as a last ditch effort, but the source this com...
by rocktupac
Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Thucydides Wine Quote
Replies: 2
Views: 4686

Re: Thucydides Wine Quote

Very interesting, thank you very much! I kind of expected as much. I appreciate your searching.
by rocktupac
Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:03 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: "Tame the savageness of man..." Quote
Replies: 4
Views: 6960

Re: "Tame the savageness of man..." Quote

Try this thread from a blog called Disinvoltura: It attributes the quote to Edith Hamilton - something I also saw on other threads. However this one has more information and the blog's author even seeks out Hamilton's sources. Best regards, Thank you so much! This was very helpful and answered my q...
by rocktupac
Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: "Tame the savageness of man..." Quote
Replies: 4
Views: 6960

"Tame the savageness of man..." Quote

I'm searching the work of Aeschylus and I can't find this popular and often used quote: "To tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of the world." I've also tried doing a Google search for it and all I can find is its use in a Robert F. Kenendy speech and not the source location. Does an...
by rocktupac
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor - New Book
Replies: 0
Views: 6517

Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor - New Book

I know there is a lot of discussion on here about the linothorax/linen armor, but here is the website and information for an upcoming book on the subject entitled "Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor: Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery" by Gregory S. Aldrete, Scott Bartell, and Alicia Aldrete. It...
by rocktupac
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Linothorax based off Alexander Mosaic
Replies: 4
Views: 4748

Re: Linothorax based off Alexander Mosaic

Aside from the elmers glue of course. Is the amount of layering and materials used pretty accurate historically speaking? Great job by the way. I've had the same idea for quite awhile but never got around to it. Do you have the bottom garment? Or whatever it may actually be called? Thank you! I've ...
by rocktupac
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Thucydides Wine Quote
Replies: 2
Views: 4686

Thucydides Wine Quote

I have seen a number of websites using a supposed line from Thucydides about wine. I have searched in Thucydides a number of times and can't find the quote. The websites do not cite where in Thucydides they found the quote, they only ever cite H. Johnson's "Vintage: The Story of Wine" (Simon & Schus...
by rocktupac
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander the Great statuette
Replies: 10
Views: 4028

Re: Alexander the Great statuette

amyntoros wrote:as far as I know, it's the only other portrayal of Alexander wearing his armor as shown in the Issus Mosaic.
There is also this one (but note that the shoulder flaps are inverted; they indent on the interior rather than the exterior):