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by rocktupac
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Hair Loss
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Hair Loss

LOL :D Seriously!?

I hope this gets deleted ASAP
by rocktupac
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Mixed Macedonian and Persian Phalanx
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Re: Mixed Macedonian and Persian Phalanx

This formation was intended only for use against the Arabians, whom it is supposed, were light troops both on foot and mounted, against such an enemy missiles become important, the sarrissophoroi are to function merely as defence against any cavalry attack, as in the early eighteenth century. This ...
by rocktupac
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Mixed Macedonian and Persian Phalanx
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

Mixed Macedonian and Persian Phalanx

Arrian ( Anabasis ) briefly writes about a change Alexander makes to the phalanx at 7.23 but does not say anything more about it (and most obviously because Alexander dies shortly after without being able to implement this new formation in battle). Arrian writes: The Persians then were enrolled in t...
by rocktupac
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Macedonian Frescoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: Macedonian Frescoes

'Vergina: The Royal Tombs and the Ancient City' by Manolis Andronicus,1984 deals with those in the Royal Tombs but there are others such as the Tomb of Lyson and Kallikles( near Naoussa) I am unaware of any outside tombs but that is only due to the lack of preserved buildings. The same author wrote...
by rocktupac
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Macedonian Frescoes
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Macedonian Frescoes

Outside of a simple "image search" online, where is the best place (i.e. books/publications, article collection, etc.) to find nice images and information concerning Macedonian frescoes? Do they only occur in tombs? What are their range of dates? Has there been a major study on them, etc? ...
by rocktupac
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and Ice
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: Alexander and Ice

Not Tyre or Gaza, but there is something similar mentioned about India. Athenaeus Book III. 124 c Even the excellent Xenophon, in the Memorabilia, knows of the use of snow in drinking, and Chares of Mitylene, when he recounts the siege of the Indian capital Petra. He says that Alexander dug thirty ...
by rocktupac
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and Ice
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Alexander and Ice

I can't remember where (it may have been on the History Channel's program "Modern Marvels"), but I heard a story about when Alexander was around Tyre or Gaza and how he paid certain soldiers a reward if they brought back ice from the mountains in the area; the ice was used as a display of ...
by rocktupac
Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: "New" Alexander bronze
Replies: 18
Views: 10500

Re: "New" Alexander bronze

Not to stir the pot or anything, but personally, I don't find his thighs to be that shockingly huge. As it was mentioned and alluded to before, Alexander would probably have built up his thighs a number of different ways: riding horse, marching/drilling, physical exercises etc. That being said, I wo...
by rocktupac
Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Coins of Philip, Alexander, and the Successors
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Coins of Philip, Alexander, and the Successors

Could someone suggest a few books that deal (as completely as possible) with the coins minted by Philip, Alexander, and the Successors? Or at least with Philip and Alexander? I am not so much interested in the issue date, minting process, etc. as I am in the iconography depicted on the coins. Thanks...
by rocktupac
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Coragus' Sarisa
Replies: 44
Views: 19379

Re: Coragus' Sarisa

Has there ever been any evidence that pointed toward the sarissa used as a dual-purpose weapon? I have come across a few references that show the sarissa being used in various ways other than in the traditional 'close order' sarissa-phalanx: 1. In the battle of Raphia, Ptolemy and Antiochus began t...
by rocktupac
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander and Linen
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Re: Alexander and Linen

hello Rocktupac, In your research do you have considered the thorax from the tomb of Philipp, which was apparently iron covered with linen? Yes, that is discussed. The iron cuirass from Tomb II was most likely not covered with a layer of linen. In form, it is nearly identical to the type of armor s...
by rocktupac
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:14 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Interpreting a Line From Q. Curtius Rufus
Replies: 22
Views: 7104

Re: Interpreting a Line From Q. Curtius Rufus

I, for one, would be most interested. There are actually few attestations in the extant literary sources that describe such. This is not to dismiss the "Tacticians"; rather to point up the dearth of descriptions of the phalanx in actual battle. The most celebrated is, of course, Polybios’...
by rocktupac
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander and Linen
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Re: Alexander and Linen

Thank you so much for the kind words, Fiona! :D
by rocktupac
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander and Linen
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Re: Alexander and Linen

Congratulations rocktupac on the impact your research is having. The Discovery article was great, accessible and full of interesting detail. Where can I see the prize-winning poster? Fiona Thank you! :D However, the article was a little skewed by certain opinions of the author (Rossella Lorenzi) an...
by rocktupac
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander and Linen
Replies: 10
Views: 3448

Re: Alexander and Linen

Thanks for the site rocktupac. How much does a regular size linen body armor weigh? A linothorax that will fit a man with size 38 inch to 42 inch chest (approx. 1 cm thick) weighs about 10 pounds (4.54 kg), and a linothorax that will fit a man with size 46 to 50 inch chest (approx. 1 cm thick) weig...