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by Semiramis
Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

But that's not what you said. You said "Christianity is a Western religion", which it isn't; and the Orthodox (Russian and Greek or other Eastern), and Assyrian Christians, would take umbrage at the suggestion that "the Roman Catholic Church is the one true church of Christianity". ATB Hi Marcus, D...
by Semiramis
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

Hi Alexanthors and Ed, I agree with you that there was not a west - east distinction at that time. There was a Greek - barbarian distinction. And we all know that the tribes north of Danube, Germania, Gaul, Hispania and Britannia were far more barbaric than the ones of Egypt and Persia to Greeks. Ni...
by Semiramis
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:06 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

So dont ask me if mithraism had an effect on christianity cause the answer is OFC. And i am sure that you will agree that without Alexander mithraism might have never evovlved in Europe. And ofcource Alexander was not the only parameter on that thing either. I am going to stress again that the main...
by Semiramis
Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

In the first one, I meant that I was agreeing with Alexkhan (sp?) that Alexander gave the Roman Empire the chance to spread east, even though I was disagreeing with him(?) that Alexander made a difference to the spread of Christianity through those parts of the Roman Empire where Christianity survi...
by Semiramis
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

Can we imagine Christianity forming under the auspices of the Persian Empire? Of course not. There couldn't have ever been Christianity without stoicism. And stoicism couldn't have evolved and spread to middle east without centers like Antioch and Alexandria via koine Greek and of course Christiani...
by Semiramis
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander Been unable to swim
Replies: 11
Views: 4479

Alexander didn't need to swim. The sea bowed to him. Just sorta moved over to let the son of Zeus pass. Beat that Kieren Perkins. :P
by Semiramis
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

Now there, to be honest, I think you go too far. Christianity as the pillar of Western civilisation - OK, I can buy that. But it would have spread from Rome out through Europe, with or without Alexander. The Roman Empire gave it the chance to spread, but what gave the Roman Empire its chance, what ...
by Semiramis
Mon Sep 17, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD: "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut"
Replies: 84
Views: 30826

And that's what Stone's problem was. He didn't take a stand in some issues; but he took one on others. The ones he took it on were details; the ones he skipped were the central themes of the story. My opinions follow. Phoebus, I totally have to agree with you here. Stone was unwilling to 'fill in t...
by Semiramis
Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Reasons why Alexander was great?
Replies: 180
Views: 59134

Hi alexkhan2000,

I'm usually a bit of a detractor of Alexander on this forum (relatively speaking of course) but that was a great post! It was so well balanced, I agree with pretty much everything. :)
by Semiramis
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD: "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut"
Replies: 84
Views: 30826

Re: Still love that movie

But having said that, it did raise a wry smile to see how 'feminine-looking' he made Hephaistion appear, in the balcony scene in particular. Making it easy to swallow, I wonder? But, to his credit, at least he lets Hephaistion be just as tough and violent as everyone else at Gaugamela. There was a ...
by Semiramis
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 85
Views: 30654

By the way, what do you guys make of the story that Darius III asked the advice of a certain Charidemus from Athens regarding the Alexander. When told that the Persians would be defeated by the Macedonians, had his throat cut on the spot? Courtesy of Curtius. Was Darius really that stupid/despotic? ...
by Semiramis
Thu Sep 13, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 85
Views: 30654

You're right that we should question the extant record to ensure the integrity of what we learn. On the other hand, are you sure that you're not exercising a sort of similar prejudice as the ancient Hellene historians--but from a different angle? It seems to me that doubting that Memnon did what he...
by Semiramis
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Split thread - How/why/when did War lose its lustre?
Replies: 51
Views: 17293

Semari I couldnt agree more that people are less suseptable. Infact sadly I think its more and in a tragic way. [...] Glossy mags. Whos dating who. Shes wearing this hes done that. Hi Kenny, I had totally missed this post of yours. Must've gone up just before the forum went down. I think we're pret...
by Semiramis
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: A Hephaistion Quiz!
Replies: 112
Views: 42198

Hey, you guys are all doing well. The average for that quiz is 8/15. I got 15/15 too. But I do have a bit of an unhealthy obsession with Alexander and Hephaistion. :oops: Now Paralus, Derek, why did I think that anybody who was important (nobles, Alexander's friends etc) would have automatically bee...
by Semiramis
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: A Hephaistion Quiz!
Replies: 112
Views: 42198

A Hephaistion Quiz!

Not kidding people.

http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Pe ... 82149.html

What's your score?? :)