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by Nicator
Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:33 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Life of Alexander the Great
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

Re: The Life of Alexander the Great

Clementina,The only thing I am sure of is that we aren't sure of anything when it concerns Alexander the Great.
by Nicator
Mon Nov 04, 2002 1:30 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Life of Alexander the Great
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

Re: The Life of Alexander the Great

Hello Karl,The truth is that there are major problems with any theory on the death of Alexander. I don't see any more relevance to what you suggest than a full blown conspiracy. You have not addressed the closeness timewise of Hep's death, nor the dubiousness of it.A conspiracy does not always imply...
by Nicator
Sat Nov 02, 2002 9:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Gaugamela
Replies: 13
Views: 3163

Re: Gaugamela

Hello Marcus,No arguments there, Darius pulled the plug on his own operation, and his retreat signaled a general rout. Have you read anything on the "30 Years War"? I read this great book on it with the same title. It was a horrible event which changed the history on Europe forever. It allowed Franc...
by Nicator
Sat Nov 02, 2002 4:58 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Life of Alexander the Great
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

Re: The Life of Alexander the Great

Ruth, The reason Aristotle is under some suspicion is having to do with the Greek blood feuds. If you were to kill a member of a greek family, they would have to kill you...being bound by honor to this. Would Aristotle have considered it lowering himself to this end? He was the only one in Callisthe...
by Nicator
Thu Oct 31, 2002 6:30 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Life of Alexander the Great
Replies: 13
Views: 3718

The Life of Alexander the Great

Hello, So often we get caught up in discussing the death of the great one, that we forget to pay attention to his life, and the lessons learned for all of us. To study his death, means to study his life, as so often he seemed on a fast track to an early death and a short life that it was destined al...
by Nicator
Thu Oct 31, 2002 1:33 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Gaugamela
Replies: 13
Views: 3163

Re: Gaugamela

Hi Megan, Alexander used his phalanx as a holding force, and his cavalry became the striking hammers used to outmaneuvre and over-run his Persian host. After the victory, Alexander was considered to be the "Lord of Asia", and Darius was not taken as a serious threat anymore, though he still was at l...
by Nicator
Wed Oct 23, 2002 10:28 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: What do you think was Alexander's real strength?
Replies: 22
Views: 4489

Re: What do you think was Alexander's real strength?

Hello Ruthaki,
My question would be...could he have been the great man that he was without his mother, his father, and Aristotle. All of the afforementioned influenced him in ways we cannot know.
later Nicator
by Nicator
Tue Oct 15, 2002 4:56 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Very worrying...
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

Re: Very worrying...

I just finished watching Baz Luhrmann's movie "Moulin Rouge"...and found it very entertaining...maybe he'll make his Alexander movie a colorful musical. I can just see Alexander singing to his Companions and dancing with Roxanne and Hephaistion...I think I'm going to puke!!!
later Nicator
by Nicator
Thu Sep 05, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: new Philotas article by Marcus
Replies: 3
Views: 1335

Re: new Philotas article by Marcus

Marcus,
I enjoyed both of your articles...tnx Nicator
by Nicator
Thu Sep 05, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: new Philotas article by Marcus
Replies: 3
Views: 1361

Re: new Philotas article by Marcus

Marcus,
I enjoyed both of your articles...tnx Nicator
by Nicator
Thu Aug 29, 2002 11:30 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: and now for the books - please vote
Replies: 20
Views: 6219

Re: and now for the books - please vote

Hello Nick, Unfortunately, I haven't read everything on your list. But I was pleasantly surprised to see that you added "The Nature of Alexander" to your list...and also that it was placed so high. This was the first book I read on Alexander, and if it weren't for this book, I can't say for certain ...
by Nicator
Fri Aug 23, 2002 6:33 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The nationality of Alexander the Great
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

Re: The nationality of Alexander the Great

Actually, He was born in 356 b.c., and appears to have been half Macedonian and half Greek (Epirus) in ethnicity. He was Macedonian in nationality, and outside the "Greek world" he was seen as a Greek, as were all others on his campaigns. But really, with so much border movement and transplants of g...
by Nicator
Tue Aug 20, 2002 10:01 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: horses
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Re: horses

Dear George, Not sure about your direct question, but there is a reference to the Persian horses being substantially reduced in number after Alexander returned to Susa...due to theft. There is an interesting evolution of the horse saddling and bit equipment and the evolution of human society in gene...
by Nicator
Sun Jul 21, 2002 12:44 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ISOCRATES
Replies: 15
Views: 6199

Re: ISOCRATES

A certain Greek guy told me in a conversation one day before we went on this trip to Greece that the word "Greek" was originally given to the Hellenes by the Romans as a derogatory term which meant "peasant slave"...he was irritated about it, and voiced his dissent towards the Romans quite plainly. ...
by Nicator
Fri Jul 19, 2002 11:02 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: STRABON
Replies: 8
Views: 4059

Re: STRABON

Hi Marcus, I see you're in a good mood today :) Demosthenes was involved in the battle of Charonea, and remembered quite well how efficiently the Macedonians slaughtered the combined armies of Thebes and Athens. There was little doubt in his mind as to what was in store for Athens if the Macedonians...