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by system1988
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ancient Shoe
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: Ancient Shoe

I do not know whether this has reached the international Press yet or not. This is a photo that was only published by a one major Greek newspaper on 4/10/2011. On September 2011 in the temple of Braubronian Artemis a pair of a woman's wooden shows dated back to 5th BC was discovered. In that temple...
by system1988
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ancient Shoe
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Ancient Shoe

Greetings to all I do not know whether this has reached the international Press yet or not. This is a photo that was only published by a one major Greek newspaper on 4/10/2011. On September 2011 in the temple of Braubronian Artemis a pair of a woman's wooden shows dated back to 5th BC was discovered...
by system1988
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

Made a visit to the British Museum on Monday and finally have a moment in Glasgow to post a picture or two. The picture below shows one half of the Museum's Parthenon Frieze collection. A glance immediately disabuses one of any silly notion that a two by two relief is in any way comparable. Try as ...
by system1988
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philips sources.
Replies: 5
Views: 3555

Re: Philips sources.

System1988, Id definately like to hear what you have to say on the topic. When your back and have time, please share what you can! Thanks Well, I am back and I can spare some time. As i observed on the thread "Hephaestion Relief", you are, all of you, exceptionally skilled at finding literal source...
by system1988
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

And to finish this day with something nice here are a few more photos from the Pella excavations! Here are some photos of the city of Pella thast was as long as 2,5 kms; the city reached its peak during Cassander's reign. The thick web of water and sewage systems that was found in almost all roads, ...
by system1988
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

And since I said that we must picture in our minds the relief colored, I am sending you an inscribed tombstone (from the cemetery in the area of agora of the city of Pella) with some of its coloring still there. It is dated back to the ending of the 5th century BC and it displays Xanthos, son of Dem...
by system1988
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

I am also sending you the full photo of the relief. It is also blurry unfortunately.
by system1988
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:54 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

As I have shown, the dios-genos terminology was also used by Alexander's court historian, Callisthenes. Indeed you have. And, as with your other "evidence", it is used in a qualitative form to describe Alexander. It is not, as others have pointed out, a name given to the conqueror in the place of "...
by system1988
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

ATB[/quote] ..., but I think I shall stick to my terminology, which is already cautious relative to the evidence that I have presented - especially, for example, relative to the "cave-shrine" thing which is being asserted as fact but appears to be wild and unsubstantiated speculation. Andrew[/quote]...
by system1988
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

Thanks, System1988. Are there many caves in the vicinity of Pella? It does not look to be very rocky country and I would have thought that any caves in such a populated area would have long been appropriated by other deities. Could the cave on the relief simply be an artistic convention, symbolisin...
by system1988
Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

Before the scholarly debate really gets going I have a sort of connected question. Strabo mentions a temple, a Hephaistion, on the island of Pharos at Alexandria. I'm recalling from memory here and would gladly be corrected. Was this a temple to Hephaistos/Ptah or could it have been the temple of H...
by system1988
Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

I think that Agesilaos and Amyntoros covered with their posts most of what I would like to add or argue and I am thankful to them . By the way you are welcome athenas owl! Thanks for viewing my post! I would like to answer to Amyntoros: It is certain that Alexander would have built, had he lived lon...
by system1988
Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

If I understood correctly (English is not my native language) Taphoi hypothesized that the commissioner of the inscription was named Deogenes because he had received that name from Ammon Oracle. Thus my question was "was it that easy for any mortal to be named that way from the same ORcale? Still I...
by system1988
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

In order for Hephaestion to obtain the title of hero and a wosrhip to be developed around his name (and temples build dedicated to him) the Conqeror of the world had to ask the Ammon Oracle and await for an answer. Would it have been that easy for anyone else to obtain the same title? As you said, ...
by system1988
Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 25411

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

The inscription says: "To the hero Hephaestion from Diogenes"... 4) Diogenes, who dedicated the relief, was, most probably one of the 10.000 veterans of Crateros who made it back to Macedonia Of course Diogenes is a perfectly familiar Greek name, just as “Smith”, or “Tailor” or “Baker” or “King” ar...