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by karen
Mon May 19, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

You guys rock -- so much knowledge here -- and right now my friend is kind of panicking because we want to book rooms, and we are unclear on driving times . wmp and others, can you help? (Paralus, we're taking your suggestion...) We are also looking at Matt Barrett's recommended travel agents... War...
by karen
Mon May 19, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

Hi all:

Question for anyone who might know -- how do you access Thermopylai? We're trying to figure out how to get to it from the highway...

Warmly,
Karen
by karen
Thu May 15, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

Hi wmp (et al):

Thanks for the great info!

Are you in Greece past the 15th? Maybe we could hook up.

I might well be PM'ing you.

Warmly,
Karen
by karen
Thu May 15, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

Hi all: Paralus & Stathi -- got the cellphone covered -- my friend's ordered one to rent. Best deal we could find. If you're renting a car out of Athens rent it from Swift. Great -- we'll look into it -- thanks. Further, if you've not booked a hotel, the Attalos is excellent value for money and a bl...
by karen
Thu May 08, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

Hi all: Sandra -- I have no idea about public transport. With any luck Efstathios will come back on and tell us. My friend and I plan to rent a car. I am going to drive and am boning up on the 26 Simple Rules of Survival on Greek Roads . Here is my favourite: 1) You must always keep in mind that you...
by karen
Wed May 07, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

Cell phone research

Hi Ruthaki and/or other experienced Greece travellers:

What's the best/cheapest way to get a month's worth of cellphone service in Greece?

International roaming through our home services is pricey pricey pricey... we're looking at rentals and SIM cards... any ideas?

Warmly,
Karen
by karen
Fri May 02, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

Efstathios wrote:Karen, you have a pm.
Stathis did you get my PM back?

Warmly,
Karen
by karen
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14601

I'm going there

Hi all: My hopes for a research trip to Greece were dashed back in February when I learned I'd been turned down for a grant... but due to what I would call an emotional miracle -- let's just say someone close to me acted in a way extremely opposite to how he always has -- I'm now able to go, and hav...
by karen
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Gay Icon
Replies: 91
Views: 34085

That [is] probably because they want to say that gay people can also be military leaders, warriors, or anything else that traditionally is considered masculine.
Newsflash!

And guess what. They can!
by karen
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Original statue of Alexander was found, built by Lysippos
Replies: 55
Views: 16508

What if I say the inscribed signature of Lysippos has been found on this statue? Has it? Pictorial evidence, please. You are trying to convince us without giving us - the name of the head archaeologist - the date of the find - where the archaeologist published about it - whether or how it's been da...
by karen
Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander the Great Failure- John D Grainger
Replies: 76
Views: 28492

But you still did write "most," Paralus, and the meaning of the sentence doesn't change even if it's referring to a point of mine. I stand by my "most" (as I said, I think the overall numbers would likely confirm it) and still dispute yours, as a blurring of fact. I don't know whether anyone has att...
by karen
Wed Jan 23, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander the Great Failure- John D Grainger
Replies: 76
Views: 28492

The word used was "many"; most was your word. Paralus, what you wrote exactly was (emphasis added): Most “average people”, by which I take it you refer to the native populations, had just a little more than their “surplus labour creamed off”. Many were enslaved and transplanted to support the garri...
by karen
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Persian Responses - New Book on Persian History
Replies: 7
Views: 3239

YOU TWO MUST TAKE INNUMERABLE PICTURES allowing the rest of us to join you vicariously on your trips! I am hoping to go to Greece, esp. Makedonia, in the spring, but at this point it seems a real long shot financially. Unless I get a certain book grant, though in truth that's a long shot too. I'm af...
by karen
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander the Great Failure- John D Grainger
Replies: 76
Views: 28492

It would be interesting to run down the list of cities and peoples he conquered, and enumerate how many surrendered and essentially just had to change the address to which they sent their tax money and levies of soldiers, vs. how many fought back and had their populations sold into slavery, massacre...
by karen
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander the Great Failure- John D Grainger
Replies: 76
Views: 28492

Just want to differ with you, Phoebus, on one point. Obviously being able to do something doesn't necessarily make it right, but I would argue that much of Alexander's spending was centered on making what he saw as a necessary evil possible. That is, the continuation and fruition of the military cam...