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by Nicator
Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:41 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The longest Hour
Replies: 9
Views: 2333

Re: The longest Hour

Hello all, I've been reading your posts, and can't find fault with any of them. To put in my own two cents worth...Here's my top ten, in order of importance:1. The battle of Guagamela 2. The battle of Issus 3. The battle of Hydaspes 4. The Susian gates 5. The battle of Granicus 6. The Balkans 7. The...
by Nicator
Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:03 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Jan/O'Brien
Replies: 17
Views: 4371

Re: Jan/O'Brien

Hello Mr. O'Brian, It's great to have someone of your stature to confer with. With that said, I would like to take the opportunity to ask some questions. How did the Persepolis incendiary incident affect the ancient Persian's viewpoint of Alexander (if at all)? Was the burning justified? How did thi...
by Nicator
Sun Jul 06, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: http://www.alexanderthegreatmovie.com
Replies: 7
Views: 1810

Re: http://www.alexanderthegreatmovie.com

Hello Karen,I also wrote them an email (shown below)and received this...Hello,I am writing an epoch poem on Alexander, and am curious as to when you are expecting your movie to be released? How vast is the scope? Will you cover his early years, the battles, the filler stuff? Who is this actor? Alexa...
by Nicator
Fri Jul 04, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Issues with Arrian?
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Issues with Arrian?

Hello Karl,
You're quite right...it was the Paeonians. Where is Thessaly?
Nicator
by Nicator
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Issues with Arrian?
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Issues with Arrian?

Where did the Illerian horseman hail from which accompanied Philip and later Alexander into Asia?
Nicator
by Nicator
Fri Jul 04, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Issues with Arrian?
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Issues with Arrian?

...an excellent comentary, thanks!
Nicator
by Nicator
Thu Jul 03, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The longest Hour
Replies: 9
Views: 2333

The longest Hour

Hello fellow Pothosians,In every epoch there is a decisive era. In every era there is a decisive war. In every war a decisive battle. In every battle there is the decisive moment...That moment which seemed like an eternity, where all was in doubt and one man rose to the occasion and turned the tide....
by Nicator
Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Crossing the River
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Re: Crossing the River

Hello Aen, One wonders whether or not it was even possible to land a beach head as it were on the opposite bank under such hostile conditions. How much of a beach head was available? I picture something like 5 GÇô 10 feet deep, and maybe 20 feet wide (at the most). Hardly enough to achieve a substan...
by Nicator
Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Issues with Arrian?
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Issues with Arrian?

cont'd...3. "Alexander with the Companions then occupied the hill, sent for the Agrianes and archers - a force of some 2,000 men - and ordered the Guards to cross the river, followed by the other Macedonian units, and, on reaching the further side, to form up towards the left in order to present a s...
by Nicator
Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Issues with Arrian?
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Issues with Arrian?

Hello all, Selincourt's Arrian states: pg. 49 bottom... "He then made for the territory of the Agrianes and Paeones, where a message reached him that Cleitus, the son of Bardylis, was in revolt, and had been joined by Glaucias, the prince of the Taulantians, and further..." pg. 50 bottom... "The tow...
by Nicator
Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:13 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Crossing the River
Replies: 6
Views: 1616

Crossing the River

Hello fellow Pothosians,Arrian states that Alexander planned on crossing the Danube, but after seeing the Getae amassed on the other side, decided against it. He decided instead on a nightime crossing on small boats and bivoucked tents. Here it seems is another indication that the crossing of the Gr...
by Nicator
Fri Jun 27, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Queries on the Iliad.
Replies: 34
Views: 5381

Re: Queries on the Iliad.

Hello Dean,If I'm not mistaken, archaeologists have discovered weaponry and armaments which match the descriptions given in the Illiad on the site of Troy. Also, that the Troy given in the Illiad is built upon the remains of several older cities, and it is itself buried beneath several newer cities....
by Nicator
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Diogenes of Sinope
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Diogenes of Sinope

...tnx guys
by Nicator
Fri Jun 27, 2003 3:22 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Curtius
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Curtius

...tnx Susan :)
by Nicator
Fri Jun 27, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Curtius
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Curtius

Does anyone know where I can find an online version of Curtius?