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by bessusww
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: I Need a little Help
Replies: 9
Views: 3732

I Need a little Help

I'm posting this message to ask how I can put a few pictures of an Item I picked up in Halkidiki about 2 years ago...Ive mentioned it to Marcus in private mail and was advised he has not seen such an item. What I have is a solid brass replica of the Alexander Ivory head Carving found at the Vergina ...
by bessusww
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Head Tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 3282

Re: Head Tilt

Absolutely Marcus Im only 5.6 and most people today are 6 feetish I never developed a neck slant...And if Alexanders slant is down to him been smaller...Well his slant was towards the ground so maybe the other Macedonians were all smaller than Alexander...Im deaf in one ear also and still dont have ...
by bessusww
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Head Tilt
Replies: 7
Views: 3282

Head Tilt

I would like to ask if to any members knowledge the heritage of Alexanders Head tilt lies. Ive read in places it was as a result to A neck injury caused by some kind of misile weapon or a rock...i bring it up as I have read a liuttle about Jim Morrison..Whom it appears modeled himself somewhat on Al...
by bessusww
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Oh Lord, what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 5897

Re: Oh Lord, what next?

Marcus

Can you really look at todays spiral of rubbish and be Suprised.

X factor...Lady Ga Ga..Cheryl Tweedy Cole...

Slippery Slide
by bessusww
Sun Feb 27, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: A Time For Oscars
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

Re: A Time For Oscars

hi Jan I'm pleased you looked at John Wayne as Ghenghis Khan...Absolutely off the wall...Even the horses were so wrong...Not the shaggy real monghul Poneys but those huge western Steeds. As said before the Modern movies on him look so much real...Its really a shame that Oliver Stone couldnt take a l...
by bessusww
Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Civilisations BBC Programe
Replies: 1
Views: 1225

Civilisations BBC Programe

I thought I would visit the Pothos site and mention the BBC programe Called Civilisations...It was presented by a Historical Scholar I can quite remember his name...One episide shows us an Ancient Steam Engine Spinning Device . One episode I was glad to see focussed on Alexander and the one thing he...
by bessusww
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: A Time For Oscars
Replies: 6
Views: 2491

A Time For Oscars

I hope its not too far off topic but its Oscar time...I revisit Stones Alexander and the opportunity to do an Alexander movie has gone forever. Today all we have is Rom Coms.Justin Bieber.Zack Eckron...Can anyone in Pothos suggest any Actors at all now up to filling the roll...You will draw a great ...
by bessusww
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:28 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Second Hand Coffin
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Re: Second Hand Coffin

Thanks Marcus Im sure youe aware there are one or two replicas from Ancient times for Sale in mainland Greece...Some are stupid and pretty much a cartoon... I have the idea the Pergamon Bust in my head represents and in my head looks like him even If I am miles away..Indeed I would ad an Albaster co...
by bessusww
Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Second Hand Coffin
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Re: Second Hand Coffin

Many thanks indeed...Im sure its just a little look...I get a lot of triggers and Views...Only the Movie starring John Wayne got me a little reflevtive....I have seen Monghol and Indeed the Red Cliffs very much Significant and really gave a better scale to the Actual Size and masses of the Khans For...
by bessusww
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 31043

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Assander Hello In my view Alexander was very very good at Propoganda and even more so at his own...Its a very nice liberal viewpoint to have on Alexander...But even been an admirer of the mans Genius...I dont think he was an angel and really thought seriously about this human comming together. To me...
by bessusww
Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:01 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19588

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

Ancients Behaving Badly??? Romans.Assirians.Babylonians.Persians.Ottomans.British.Germans.Christians.Muslims.And the list can go on and on. Ancients behaving badly I doubt they behaved inthere extremes any worse than Modern Middle ages or any factions of human history...Its pretty narror to label An...
by bessusww
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19588

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

Torture As part of retribution and punishment...Thats kind of Ironic with the log in name for myself in Pothos. Bessus was well tortured as part of his punishment...Fair to say it was assume and accepted that The Persians dished it out to him...Cutting his nose and ears off. Bessus arrest and death ...
by bessusww
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Tyrants And Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3004

Tyrants And Perspective

Hi My Names Richard New to the Forum...I initially open this site having just watched John Wayne as Ghenghis Khan and have to say that the Duke as Ghenghis Khan was equally mayme more miscast than Farrel as Alexander. However watching it gave me the way we see Tirents and historys brutal Conquerors....
by bessusww
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Second Hand Coffin
Replies: 7
Views: 2838

Second Hand Coffin

During a recent trip abroad I took Andrew Chuggs Quest For Alexanders Tomb. Although I found some interesting points I must say the book is rather repetative...Where as the Author reiterates points over and over in a kind of way to make it more like it must have been so. I cant imagine the extravaga...
by bessusww
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: New Member Canea
Replies: 0
Views: 2997

New Member Canea

New To Pothos.. I thought I would Ask for Opinions viewpoints regarding Hannibal in Relation to comparisons as a Military Commander with Alexander...Especially his brilliant Win Over the Romans at Canea or was it that Brilliant? Now im pretty emphatic about Alexander as an all round Military tactici...