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by keroro
Fri May 18, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Soldiering and Patriotism For Mugs
Replies: 13
Views: 3964

Kenny - you seem to think that ancient warfare can be justifiably compared to modern warfare. You're wrong. The destructive forces that a modern army (or paramilitary force) can bring to bear are so devastating and can be wielded from such range that Harry's courage, or indeed the valour of his comp...
by keroro
Wed May 02, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Satraps of the Persian Empire
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Amyntoros - I also thought that this was the kind of info that would be available out there somewhere, but I just drew a blank trying to find it. All the info seems to be in little bits and pieces scattered to the four winds. I'll have a go at gathering it together, though like you say, I imagine it...
by keroro
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Satraps of the Persian Empire
Replies: 4
Views: 2302

Satraps of the Persian Empire

Does anyone know of a place where I can get hold of some info on the Satraps of the Persian Empire at the time of Alexander's Campaign? The kind of info I would ideally like is the size, relative wealth, governor's (Satrap's?) name, whether it had any troops or goods that it was reknowned for, major...
by keroro
Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:58 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Definition Of the Word Great
Replies: 9
Views: 3862

It is an interesting topic, this. Difficult to pin down a reason for why one person is called great and another isn't. I think that Augustus is probably not referred to as great since his names (Augustus and Caesar) have become bywords for greatness anyway.
by keroro
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: City of Perita???
Replies: 8
Views: 4148

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I've been re-reading Plutarch's Life of Alexander recently and found this just after the Hydaspes: 61 His horse Bucephal died at this battle, not in the field, but afterwards whilst he was in curefor the wounds he had on his body: but as Onesicritus saith, he died...
by keroro
Fri Apr 13, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: City of Perita???
Replies: 8
Views: 4148

Sorry for bumping this thread, but I've been re-reading Plutarch's Life of Alexander recently and found this just after the Hydaspes: 61 His horse Bucephal died at this battle, not in the field, but afterwards whilst he was in curefor the wounds he had on his body: but as Onesicritus saith, he died ...
by keroro
Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: To Create a War Film
Replies: 36
Views: 11944

Well I have to admit that I can't think of a better word for our current society than 'twisted'. That pretty much sums it up. And I do see where you're coming from now. The symbolic sacrifice of the few for the many is always a most powerful one - as long as we remember that in the case of 300 it is...
by keroro
Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: To Create a War Film
Replies: 36
Views: 11944

Korero Still not quite there. :) Keroro. But it represented far more of whats missing an society. and just maybe people youth etc need a little reminder abvout values . Loving and defending your Wife and family even if you have to die. Honour and respect between the people and commanders. In the re...
by keroro
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: To Create a War Film
Replies: 36
Views: 11944

Well reading through this thread I've found myself agreeing with Marcus on the whole, so I won't worry about posting too much here. But a few points won't go amiss. On LotR - Tolkien went out of his way to say that it was not based on WWII. After all, the allies would have used the ring (representin...
by keroro
Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: To Create a War Film
Replies: 36
Views: 11944

I went to see 300 at the weekend at the London IMAX. A rather big screen there. :shock: I did enjoy the film for what it is, a bit of brainless fun, but I can't say that I have any impulse to see it again. It's a fairly simple (though undeniably beautiful) film, but I can't help but compare it to th...
by keroro
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: St Marks Square
Replies: 21
Views: 10305

So we can use carbon dating to work out his age to within a few centuries, and evidence of injuries to give a better idea. The question then becomes: Will anyone be allowed to do the tests? And: If we can get DNA from his body then can we clone him? :) Would we want to? Hmm, more questions than answ...
by keroro
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The burning of Persepolis
Replies: 19
Views: 7713

Or perhaps Alex realised that the only God that Polytheism cannot incorporate is a lone, monotheistic God On the contrary. As it has been discussed in previous threads, Zeus was concieved as the creator of all by some people. It is unclear whether this was a common belief, as the worship of the Oly...
by keroro
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: St Marks Square
Replies: 21
Views: 10305

beausefaless wrote:To Hades with all deities.
:lol:

I'm not that knowledgable about the technique, but I think that one can Carbon date bodies accurate to the 500 years or so difference between Alex and Mark.
by keroro
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The burning of Persepolis
Replies: 19
Views: 7713

@ Amyntoros. The Avesta destruction has always made me puzzle since it didn't seem to fit in with the other actions Alex took in relation to religions. Interesting that you mention the fact that Alex was a polytheist - Zoroastrianism is (from what I understand) a monotheistic system, so perhaps this...
by keroro
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The burning of Persepolis
Replies: 19
Views: 7713

I'm a "why" person, myself. I truly can't help myself, maybe I should go study human psychology! Assuming that virtually all valuables were removed from the palace and maybe even inventoried by some ancient accountant before the palace was set alight, why was it burned to the ground? Was it a strat...