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by Semiramis
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:39 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19451

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

Finally got around to checking out the show this weekend. I really liked it. To anyone on the fence about watching it, I'd recommend at least giving it a shot. First, the weak points as I saw them. They leaned quite heavily on the Alexander as a potential killer for Philip. I thought the case wasn't...
by Semiramis
Thu Feb 17, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Ancients Behaving Badly
Replies: 56
Views: 19451

Re: Ancients Behaving Badly

Hi Andrew,

If Philotas got a fair trial, then we may as well refer to his torture as "enhanced interrogation". I think the crux of the problem is that some of the old-timers in the forum are having trouble coming to grips with the Newspeak you so liberally employ in your posts. :)
by Semiramis
Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Exhibits
Replies: 2
Views: 1272

Re: Exhibits

Happy New Year people! :) Nothing nearly as exciting happening over here unfortunately. I get to go to this next month though - "Oliver Stone’s 'Alexander': the Adaptation of History and Historical Adaptation A public lecture by Professor Arthur J. Pomeroy, "Oliver Stone’s Alexander: the Adaptation ...
by Semiramis
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great
Replies: 21
Views: 8991

Re: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great

That's a shame. They should just get another actor and continue with the excellent work! :shock: ATB Hot off the press: The beautiful Andy Whitfield is to be replaced with another Adonis. Let's hope he is slightly less um.. Spartan... with his facial expressions than his predecessor. Not to say tha...
by Semiramis
Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Another spurious (?) quotation
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

Re: Another spurious (?) quotation

Sounds like a Lockheed Martin sales pitch or something...
by Semiramis
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great
Replies: 21
Views: 8991

Re: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great

Ray Harryhousen's 'Jason and the Argonauts' and 'Clash of the Titans' are so much fun. I've only been introduced to them recently. The new 'Clash of the Titans' did not float my boat though.
by Semiramis
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great
Replies: 21
Views: 8991

Re: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great

I would hazard a guess that this Alexander 'mini-series' will have more in common with "Smallville" than with "Spartacus", at least in the areas of violence and nudity. Now, a Spartacus-style rendition of Alexander's career would be superb - I can picture the gore-laden Battle of Gaugamela already,...
by Semiramis
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Upcoming Oxford Exhibit - Items from Aigai
Replies: 37
Views: 8947

Re: Upcoming Oxford Exhibit - Items from Aigai

Nikas wrote: Paralus wrote:As I say, imagine an Orkney Islander and a Londoner conversing over a beer...

Or a Canadian and an Australian? :)
The combination of Aussies, pommes and beer during the Ashes cannot end well. :P
by Semiramis
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great
Replies: 21
Views: 8991

Re: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great

Paralus wrote:Are you sure?

Hmmm.....
You're talking to someone who is eagerly awaiting the Spartacus prequel season. It's a distinct possibility that I will enjoy this movie. :)
by Semiramis
Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:40 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great
Replies: 21
Views: 8991

Re: New Movie - Young Alexander The Great

*phew* Now that Alexander and Hephaistion's staunch heterosexuality has been confirmed, I can relax and enjoy the movie. ;)
by Semiramis
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's languages
Replies: 32
Views: 12025

Re: Alexander's languages

Hi Semiramis, The point is that it is odd regardless of what whether you hold that Macedonian is just another dialect of Greek or if not and that is the point. Firstly, it bears pointing out that your argument also lies in presupposing that they are not the same language at the outset and that cann...
by Semiramis
Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's languages
Replies: 32
Views: 12025

Re: Alexander's languages

Apologies for spelling your name wrong Catharine. I don't think I know the account of Phillip's horse, but I'm sure someone on the forum can find a source. :)
by Semiramis
Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's languages
Replies: 32
Views: 12025

Re: Alexander's languages

Hi Nikas, I'm with Catherine on this one, although I don't find the passage odd. It only becomes odd if one presumes from the outset that Macedonian and Greek are only accents on the same language, in which case none of what Alexander says makes sense. To go through your points - Alexander hadn't be...
by Semiramis
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

Why do think he didn't do that? I mean, what do you think his motivation was in killing Amyntas? In the scenario you propose, Alexander would have had to put the stability of his kingdom (and later empire) before his own ego. Does he come across as the sort to do that? He killed Amyntas because of ...
by Semiramis
Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's languages
Replies: 32
Views: 12025

Re: Alexander's languages

Hi Nikas, What's the evidence for Greek and Macedonian being different dialects? Has there been any scholarly suggestion of them being different languages? To use your example, I am not Australian, Texan or Irish but find it pretty easy to understand those accents. I can also have a pretty good go a...