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by Semiramis
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 30913

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Remember that Tarn was the man who denied the existence of at least two historical characters (Barsine and Bagoas), simply because they didn't fit in with his vision of Alexander. Despite the source evidence he managed to make them disappear. Tarn as Stalin? :D ATB Marcus! Now you've gone and calle...
by Semiramis
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 30913

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Why do people on this forum keep talking about dreams? :D

Asander, perhaps you should be grateful I'm not marking your essay. ;)
by Semiramis
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Ernst Badian
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

Re: Ernst Badian

Rest in peace. One of the great minds.
by Semiramis
Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:06 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 30913

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Asander, All mortals should live like one, united, and peacefully working towards the common good. You should regard the whole world as your country, a country where the best govern, with common laws, and no racial distinctions. I do not separate people, as many narrow-minded others do. I am not int...
by Semiramis
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Tyrants And Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Re: Tyrants And Perspective

:D I thought Colin was beautiful overcoming all adversities, none as great as that awful blond wig. :) And Jared was *sigh*. Those two bring out the fangirl in me. :D
by Semiramis
Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 30913

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Hi Asander, I agree with you that the political propaganda in Egypt had long had a history of depicting the royal family as being the sons and daughters of gods. The Persians in their heartland however, didn't really have this tradition. The Persian Royal family officially followed the Zoroastrian r...
by Semiramis
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:55 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19451

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

In any case this rather aimless wandering down the corridors of hypnosis, dreams and the channeling of the dead conqueror bears little relevance to the thread or the site for that matter. Then again, it might be said that "My version of Alexander is that he is very sexy, very attractive, very human...
by Semiramis
Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Civilisations BBC Programe
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

Re: Civilisations BBC Programe

The geographic area Alexander conquered was hardly a blank canvas. If one is equating civilization with empire, then the Persians might rate a mention, no?
by Semiramis
Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:59 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: A Time For Oscars
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: A Time For Oscars

I thought the Celtic accents may have been in the movie to imply that Macedonians were 'outsiders' and looked down upon by the Greeks - who all had posh English accents.
by Semiramis
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Tyrants And Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Re: Tyrants And Perspective

I have recently had the privilege/misfortune of watching a little bit of the pilot for the 1960s TV show based on Alexander. Guess who was playing the lead role? WIlliam Shatner. Or Shat the Great as he was referred to in that context. Everything looks tolerable after that assault on the senses. Tha...
by Semiramis
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19451

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

Oh dear. Jan, this is hardly the sort of evidence that is going to back up your statements. Funnily enough, my own atavistic gifts that allow me unexpurgated access to Alexander's mind sometimes shows me something completely different ... :shock: Marcus, say no to drugs. They're clearly destroying ...
by Semiramis
Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Oh Lord, what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 5894

Re: Oh Lord, what next?

He has appeared in Japanese manga comics (anime cartoons too, I think), Hey, the Manga cartoon of Alexander is fun to watch. I recently went to a lecture where a Cambridge historian analyzed the cartoon as part of his study of Stone's Alexander movie. It was a conference about adaptations. He clear...
by Semiramis
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:32 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Tyrants And Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

Re: Tyrants And Perspective

Hi Richard,

Welcome to Pothos. :) Have you checked out the movie Mongol? It's the first part of a trilogy that covers Genghis Khan's life.

http://www.mongolmovie.com/
by Semiramis
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 30913

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Asander, The "equality" hypothesis is often inspired by a speech that is attributed to Alexander during the mass weddings of Susa. However, it's a speech that was coined by a Greek diplomat over 2000 years after Alexander's death. If you take this fake speech away and look at the authentic source ma...
by Semiramis
Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19451

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

Hi Xenophon, Even Curtius, no stranger to cruelty in his own time remarks; "that his torture was continued after the confession was considered an act of cruelty". So even by the rather robust standards of ancient times, with life considerably cheaper than now, Alexander was condemned as "behaving ba...