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by Xenophon
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Linothorax from Pompeii - from RogueClassicism
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

Re: Linothorax from Pompeii - from RogueClassicism

In the words of John McEnroe; "You cannot be serious!". This is not evidence of any kind for 'linen armour' of any sort!!!!!!!!! It is a single layer of cloth for a start, so far as I can determine. That linen is strong, as Pliny tells, isn't evidence of anything either ! :evil: I have several clos...
by Xenophon
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Linothorax from Pompeii - from RogueClassicism
Replies: 9
Views: 3603

Re: Linothorax from Pompeii - from RogueClassicism

In the words of John McEnroe; "You cannot be serious!". This is not evidence of any kind for 'linen armour' of any sort!!!!!!!!! It is a single layer of cloth for a start, so far as I can determine. That linen is strong, as Pliny tells, isn't evidence of anything either ! :evil: I have several close...
by Xenophon
Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The meaning of ‘epiphoras tagmatikas’
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: The meaning of ‘epiphoras tagmatikas’

I would agree with all the above......that Alexander had increasing difficulty in persuading troops growing ever more wealthy, cynical and older and wiser to continue ever further from home is surely a given - hence the need to summon the 'Assembly of the Makedones' more frequently and more donative...
by Xenophon
Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander the Great statuette
Replies: 10
Views: 3984

Re: Alexander the Great statuette

I would agree - the left hand statuette has at the very least had a crude restoration of the right arm, if it is not outright "modern" ( by which I mean not 'ancient', since such statuettes in imitation Classical/Hellenistic style go back to the renaissance if not before.) The right-hand statuette d...
by Xenophon
Mon May 03, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Mixed Macedonian and Persian Phalanx
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Re: Mixed Macedonian and Persian Phalanx

I seriously doubt the efficacy of such an arrangement - especially against supposed mobile mounted troops such as archers and the like. To thoroughly confuse a timeline, had this formation confronted the Parthians - as did the eponymously named Crassus - they will, in my view, have performed far wo...
by Xenophon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:20 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Sarissa's Composition: Cornel or Ash?
Replies: 30
Views: 12683

Re: The Sarissa's Composition: Cornel or Ash?

...A most interesting thread, but I have come late to it and hardly know where to start with regards to a number of probable inaccuracies by various commentators here pertaining to Military Equipment. One paper not thus far referred to here is that of Peter Connolly (whose name is doubtless familiar...
by Xenophon
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Article by Minor Markle
Replies: 6
Views: 6489

Re: Article by Minor Markle

.....beware, Scott! Minor Markle is good at presenting evidence and his articles are useful for that, but his opinions are badly flawed ( in my opinion, and of others) and his conclusions often demonstrably inaccurate.......

Paul Mac