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by Vergina Sun
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Try my quiz
Replies: 27
Views: 12451

Just out of curiosity, Fiona, what Alexander character are you? :wink: Oh, I was very happy to come out as Alexander. I did try to answer the questions honestly, and not fix the result - honest! :D Congrats on being the first person to get Roxane! Fiona Oh, an Alexander! I was somewhat hoping to be...
by Vergina Sun
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Try my quiz
Replies: 27
Views: 12451

Just out of curiosity, Fiona, what Alexander character are you? :wink:
by Vergina Sun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: New important archaelogical findings in Vergina
Replies: 12
Views: 6402

Wow, that's very exciting! I'm glad you posted this, because I looked it up online, and found a couple of news articles: Exceptional find in Vergina Greek Archaeologists Uncover Rare Golden Wreath at Vergina Site They say that they're still undergoing studies on indentifying the materials and dating...
by Vergina Sun
Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Try my quiz
Replies: 27
Views: 12451

Oh, it turns out that I'm Roxane! Hmm... Isolated, proud, and not afraid to struggle. Plus I get to be the wife of the man I admire most :lol: I guess it's pretty good (if you overlook the fact that I kill Stateira and am eventually killed by Cassander). I can live with that. Great quiz, Fiona! I've...
by Vergina Sun
Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Just a bit of fun
Replies: 7
Views: 3182

Oh goodness - I loved writing limericks back when I was in grade school. Let's see if I still have my touch! Of course, they'll never be as good as the ones Marcus wrote because I tend to be very wordy and never was any good with rhythm. But here goes... The Great Alexander thought it wise To break ...
by Vergina Sun
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The World Reeking of Alexander's Corpse
Replies: 10
Views: 5408

Oh, thank you very much Amyntoros! :D
by Vergina Sun
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A Candle for Alexander
Replies: 37
Views: 15094

Hi Fiona, I would have loved to commemorate Alexander's death anniversary with you! Unfortunately, I have been out of town and was unable to have Internet access for a while. Still, I think it's a wonderful and very touching idea. I'm disappointed that I was unable to join, but perhaps next year you...
by Vergina Sun
Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The World Reeking of Alexander's Corpse
Replies: 10
Views: 5408

The World Reeking of Alexander's Corpse

Hello everyone, Recently I picked up a book called "Alexander the Conqueror" by Laura Foreman (It's a lovely book if you're looking for Alexander in images). She started out by using this quote, "Alexander dead? Impossible! The world would reek of his corpse!" which she attributed to a local orator ...
by Vergina Sun
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and Egypt
Replies: 18
Views: 8980

The Greeks of Cyrene in North Africa are the ones who first likened Ammon with Zeus. Livius.org also has an interesting story about the origin of the name "Zeus Ammon" -- ammos is supposedly the Greek word for sand , thus Zeus Ammos is Sandy Zeus . . . fitting for a desert oracle (and very cool if ...
by Vergina Sun
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Values
Replies: 34
Views: 13636

Knowledge would be the ideal option, in my opinion as well. He did value intelligence and wit very highly. Plus, being a great tactician would have required intelligence. And he seems to have spent a great deal of time planning. However, there were many times when he seems to have acted unwisely, or...
by Vergina Sun
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and Egypt
Replies: 18
Views: 8980

Alexander was very wise and understanding to not only allow the Egyptians to worship their own gods, but worship them himself. Many people often underestimate the power of religion in bringing people together, especially when conquering. Many other men, might have tried to bring their own religions ...
by Vergina Sun
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Values
Replies: 34
Views: 13636

Alexander's Values

Hello All, I've been writing a paper about the Judgement of Paris, and as always, my mind drifted back to Alexander the Great. I've been pondering for a while about what choice Alexander would have made had the goddesses made the offer to him. Between power, knowledge, and love, I would have to gues...
by Vergina Sun
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Tomb Discovery on Lefkada
Replies: 3
Views: 3500

Re: Sorry

jan wrote:But the story seems not to be found according to the response I just received. Just to let you know.
Yes, the article from Yahoo News is now gone. However, Associated Press has an article that deals with the same find here:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/G/GREECE_TOMB
by Vergina Sun
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: 'Royal Ustav' from Bollywood! A new Alexander film.
Replies: 6
Views: 4634

Well, the movie's website says to "get ready for a journey where you will experience love, lust, sex, power, and above all the untold 2nd chapter of [the life of] Alexander the Great". I suppose we're in for quite a historical epic, eh? :wink: But honestly, I can't wait to see Alexander as a sex-cra...
by Vergina Sun
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:20 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: What was Parmenion doing in Asia Minor?
Replies: 10
Views: 5302

Oh, forgive me. Before Alexander's reign, Parmenion was in Asia Minor to secure defensive posts in preparation of Philip's invasion. Diodorus says, King Philip, installed as leader by the Greeks, opened the war with Persia by sending into Asia as an advance party Attalus and Parmenion, assigning to ...