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by system1988
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

'Btw is it possible that all episodes can be watched on line ?" Only if you pay,) In Greece " youtube trasmitted it normally . but recently stopped of course to force one to pay. It can be watched but in poor quality and without subtitles ( i have learnt some words in hindi... like ' king ' queen 'm...
by system1988
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women

I think the mother of Prince Charles was an orthodox Greek princess , Alice , who later became a nun ( but i am not sure ) He is a frequent visitor there anyway

Sorry for the mistake :roll: i mean the grandmother of Prince Charles ...
by system1988
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women

Because the only ' Woman" there must be for ever ( 1000 + years) only the Mother of Jesus .Secondly ,the monks there are not allowed to see women for various reasons , castity etc. ( but young boys can enter as future monks ) Only men can visit the " holy city as visitors,and its a pity because ther...
by system1988
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Athos, the only region in Europe not allowed to women

http://www.lifo.gr/articles/almanac/183 ... tis-pistis

The city of the monasteries also called' The garden of Maria ' , where even female animals cannot enter ...
by system1988
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Book ' The Persians"
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Book ' The Persians"

system1988 wrote:http://www.lifo.gr/articles/book_articl ... istoria-to

Geoffrey Parker and Brenda Parker
by system1988
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Book ' The Persians"
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Book ' The Persians"

by system1988
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Main site - entry for Olympias
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: Main site - entry for Olympias

Also : ' Served as a priestess to Dodona ..." How do we know about that ? I cant find any source
by system1988
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Reconstuctionof the palace of Aegae ( Alexander s home !)
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Reconstuctionof the palace of Aegae ( Alexander s home !)

I agree that the stoa of Attalus is a ' cold' imitation of the real one .But.... it is essentially an American work.The restoration was carried in 1953-1956 by the American School of Classical Studies , thanks to the donation of John D.RochefellerJr. As for the palace in Aegae Mrs Kottaridi has pre-...
by system1988
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Reconstuctionof the palace of Aegae ( Alexander s home !)
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: Reconstuctionof the palace of Aegae ( Alexander s home !)

It is a shame that the article i sent was in Greek , i assume you are unaware of the language, which difficulty forces even me (!) to open the dictionary on occasion.The Aegae s palace is internationaly recognise as the " Parthenon of Macedonia ", due to its amazing architecture which was based on p...
by system1988
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion maybe?
Replies: 1
Views: 942

Re: Hephaestion maybe?

Sorry for not answering sooner. This is the ' Aberdeen ' head , and as J.Boardman says ' we are at the time when the dividing line between heroic idealization and the making of statues ( of men ) it is not clear " This is probably the head of a handsome boxer . On his head one can still see the trac...
by system1988
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Hunting

Even in the remotes areas the craftsmen were trying to imitate the good ones.This piece in my humble opinion is dated in second century A.D
by system1988
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Hunting

Possibly no Greek, definitely non 400 bC !
by system1988
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hunting
Replies: 8
Views: 1555

Re: Hunting

Are we sure for the date " bC " ? I think it is AD or a little earlier
by system1988
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander in the "Porus" series
Replies: 17
Views: 5121

Re: Alexander in the "Porus" series

I have to admit, when I compared the actor's real life images with the ones where he plays Alexander, the makeup artists of the Porus series did a far better job than their colleagues of Alexander. Let alone hairdresser/wig creator. :) Yes they indeed did a far better job. Truth be told the series ...