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by Nicator
Mon May 09, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film
Replies: 47
Views: 27584

The Sword of Alexander in the Batman vs Superman film

Has anyone seen this, somewhat surprising, tidbit? Whenever a mention of Alexander is made, I still lean forward with heightened interest. Hollywood loves to dump 'actual' intel in a fictionalized setting. Though, I'm not saying that this comic book story is real, I'm saying, the existence of this s...
by Nicator
Mon May 09, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: MACEDONIAN LEGAL SYSTEM OR LACK THEREOF
Replies: 7
Views: 3431

Re: MACEDONIAN LEGAL SYSTEM OR LACK THEREOF

The story of the advice which Anaxarchus of Abdera gave to Alexander ( Plut. Al. 52 ) has some similarities to and some differences from Herodotus' story of how Cambyses decided whether it was lawful to marry his sister (Hdt. 3.31). I am in the middle of translating something which looks at the pic...
by Nicator
Mon May 09, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis
Replies: 28
Views: 14188

Re: Amphipolis

" Israeli agents '???? why ? who ? When? ( seems Israel hasnt other significant problems.The problem is a King dead 2000 years ago ) I don't have the internet bandwidth to dig it out and repost, but it was posted several years back. A Greek woman was performing a dig in Egypt (circa...2004?), which...
by Nicator
Sun May 08, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis
Replies: 28
Views: 14188

Re: Amphipolis

Equally baffled, Pauline, but I think Nicator is referring to the plot of his fictional epic. Is it time to start a new thread that is Alexander-related? Does anyone have any suggestions? A read-through and discussion of one of the sources? A read-through of one of the recognised text books? It's y...
by Nicator
Sun May 08, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: MACEDONIAN LEGAL SYSTEM OR LACK THEREOF
Replies: 7
Views: 3431

Re: MACEDONIAN LEGAL SYSTEM OR LACK THEREOF

The story of the advice which Anaxarchus of Abdera gave to Alexander ( Plut. Al. 52 ) has some similarities to and some differences from Herodotus' story of how Cambyses decided whether it was lawful to marry his sister (Hdt. 3.31). I am in the middle of translating something which looks at the pic...
by Nicator
Sun May 08, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis
Replies: 28
Views: 14188

Re: Amphipolis

Welcome back Mr Christakes. Nice to have you back after a hiatus. The place isn't quite dead yet. Perhaps we've moved into a home for old forum participants though... Thanks for the warm welcome Mr. Parks. It's always fun to check in on pothos ;) I've certainly been guilty of spending an inordinate...
by Nicator
Sun May 08, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 28541

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

Also, in terms of organization, even modern bureaucratic armies and navies have two broad strategies: some rely on orders from the top through a hierarchy to the individual combatants, and others rely on giving the individual combatants general directions and training them to solve the problems in ...
by Nicator
Sun May 08, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel
Replies: 42
Views: 28541

Re: Conspiracy against Philotas By Waldemar Heckel

There's a series of articles about this topic. At the risk of sounding arrogant and citing myself, see the link below. I note it because I cite the academic "conversation" in articles about the Philotas Affair. I have never seen anything wrong with citing oneself to avoid rewriting something that o...
by Nicator
Sun May 01, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The occupant of Tomb III, the Prince's Tomb, is Philip IV!
Replies: 2
Views: 4898

Re: The occupant of Tomb III, the Prince's Tomb, is Philip IV!

There are several notable youtube vids on that undertaking worth a gander as well.
by Nicator
Sun May 01, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The occupant of Tomb III, the Prince's Tomb, is Philip IV!
Replies: 2
Views: 4898

Re: The occupant of Tomb III, the Prince's Tomb, is Philip IV!

We can never really know who was in that tumulus. But it would be interesting to be a bug on the wall when the thing was constructed. :P
by Nicator
Sun May 01, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: New Novel Available
Replies: 1
Views: 9284

Re: New Novel Available

Speaking of books, does anyone out there have a suggestion for a good rework of Curtius? I've seen quite a few options out there but would like to pick up the best one available...annotated? etc...?
by Nicator
Sun May 01, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis
Replies: 28
Views: 14188

Re: Amphipolis

Appreciate the post. It seems most of us former regulars are now on facebook? I was surprised by the general lack of activity here...but I guess I shouldn't be.
by Nicator
Sun May 01, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philip's II Funeral Mask
Replies: 3
Views: 9184

Re: Philip's II Funeral Mask

Too bad I don't read Greek much? Philip's likeness could perhaps be nailed down a bit further. :lol:
by Nicator
Sun May 01, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Sayings of Antigonus the One-eyed
Replies: 1
Views: 8328

Re: Sayings of Antigonus the One-eyed

Looks like all your links are now dead? See if you can refresh them.
by Nicator
Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: MACEDONIAN LEGAL SYSTEM OR LACK THEREOF
Replies: 7
Views: 3431

Re: MACEDONIAN LEGAL SYSTEM OR LACK THEREOF

I wished I'd seen this thread earlier...but now, (RIP Agesilaos), we'll just have to hope some other pothos members have some knowledge in this interesting area... The traditions of common and natural law are undatable, though, the Code of Hammurabi, Roman Law, English common law, and more modern fo...