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by Beatriki
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Tetrarchy?
Replies: 24
Views: 11416

Thank you so much for your answers. I was pretty sure that "tetrarchy" and "hipparchy" were the same unit, and I went crazy because the text mixed both terms :? And if Arrian only mentions it once, now I know why I couldn't remember it. I thought it was a mistake from the translator. On the French w...
by Beatriki
Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Tetrarchy?
Replies: 24
Views: 11416

Tetrarchy?

I've read that "tetrarchy" is a calvary unit formed by 60 horsemen. Isn't a tetrarchy supposed to be a form of goverment in which the territory is divided into four? Does any of the primary sources use that term to refer to the calvary? Or any famous historian? If so, which is the original, Greek te...
by Beatriki
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Torticollis?
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Well.....if you look at the little ivory figurine purported to be Olympias, her neck seems to sort of twist to the the left, too. The figurine purported to be Cassander also has sort of a strange, serpentine looking neck. It is known that kids can inherit their parent's habits. As for Cassander and...
by Beatriki
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Torticollis?
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Stewart writes on page 73 of Faces of Power, "Alexander was neither tall nor tanned; his neck apparently drooped and was twisted slightly towards his left shoulder, and he held his head high, tending to look upwards; he was clean shaven; he had a loud, harsh voice; his eyes were limpid and melting;...
by Beatriki
Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Torticollis?
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

Alexander didnt have a twisted neck. He just had a habbit of leaning his head towards the right from time to time. And this habit is really common, I also do it for example, and many people. So I couldn't help laughing when I read that :lol: And I'm sure Philip considered Alexander his successor, h...
by Beatriki
Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Alexander learn the persian language?
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

I think he learned the few things that were necessary for his diplomatic affairs. Sisygambis probably knew Greek or they had an interpreter in their chats. Remember that Greek was like English nowadays...

Kisses, Beatriki
by Beatriki
Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and The pleasures of a conqueror
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Re: Alexander and The pleasures of a conqueror

Hi, How Was his behaviour in the ceremonies after a battle or after his return in Greece? Did he enjoy it? I'm sure that war was not his only preocupation... Some details do you have? Particullary with women and cultural discoveries? Thanks Archange? Let's see your intelligence about that. Hit! His...
by Beatriki
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Deletions and Reminders
Replies: 1
Views: 1506

You are my hero

The only ones who would disagree with your decission are those that have caused the arguement. I applaud you, as well as the immense majority, for being brave, and doing the right thing without thinking of the consequences, which for me, are good. I requested other moderators to delete this and sinc...
by Beatriki
Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

Re: Movie? What movie?

Marcus wrote: I'm quite happy to delete future messages at my discretion, but not if I'm then going to be criticised for it. You're giving up your deleting power, then, Marcus, because it's exactly the people who write posts which ought to be deleted who'll criticize you for doing it. I say, modera...
by Beatriki
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

Re: Oh dear dear me.

I admit (mea culpa!) that I meant to stir things up a little, but not like this! In regard to the pothos rules, I wonder if referring to homosexuals as "freaks of nature" would fall under "inappropriate language"...? I wonder also if the service which hosts the forum has terms of service which proh...
by Beatriki
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

Re: Oh, yeah, we're talking about a movie

Beatriki wrote: No, what I find really sad is that most people have not understood this film due to their prejudices. And I also find sad that people like Stone who wanted to present the ancient world like it was and NOT like we would want it to be, has been critisized mostly by people who know not...
by Beatriki
Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

Re: Go to his grave...

Beatriki wrote: What do you find sad? Well, here's this guy who's admired and been fascinated with Alexander all his life -- he's said so. He grows up to be a movie-maker, and all along he wants to do an Alexander movie, and make it the greatest work he's done, in tribute to his hero. It's literall...
by Beatriki
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

Re: Seriously now

karen wrote:
We're making lots of fun, but I find it all sad, really.
What do you find sad? :(
by Beatriki
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

Hello, with all due respect to Oliver Stone and his movie, how many times are they going to revisit it?(there still could be several more, Ruthaki, so I would hang on a month or two, just in case) OK he made the film and that is it, so basically what he is selling is the same movie but with a new p...
by Beatriki
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:56 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Revisited (The Final Cut) DVD
Replies: 58
Views: 19572

I've already pre-ordered it at amazon. Stone says he has not only added new footage, but that he has changed the sequence of the film, and now it starts with the Battle of Gaugamela!! Let's see how it goes, I really want to watch it!! :D

Kisses, Beatriki