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by Semiramis
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Another Alexander the Great Movie?
Replies: 18
Views: 7681

As karen said before, the trailer and stills do seem cheesy. Let's hope the movie isn't the same. You ain't seen nuthin yet! Take a look at this old article from Egypt Today (can hardly believe I've had the url stored all this time). Scroll down for the photos of Cleopatra and Niobe and their ... a...
by Semiramis
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD: "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut"
Replies: 84
Views: 30826

Still love that movie

Quote: - the totally human, weak, flawed and needy Alexander compared to the god or hero. He cries, he's a mamma's boy, he reveres Homer's poetry... And then he conquers the world. Such a refreshing change from the modern western strong silent boring macho ideal. I saw nothing refreshing about yet ...
by Semiramis
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Another Alexander the Great Movie?
Replies: 18
Views: 7681

Maybe they have a horse race to figure out who gets the girl.. fast and the furious Macedonian style?
by Semiramis
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:45 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD: "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut"
Replies: 84
Views: 30826

I'm curious... what is this Afghan legend about Roxane attacking Alexander with a knife on their wedding night? I figured Stone invented that to er, spice things up a bit. Dagger foreplay, that sort of thing :lol: Well Clio, I don't know if Stone was inspired by the legend. But according to Micheal...
by Semiramis
Sun Sep 02, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Split thread - How/why/when did War lose its lustre?
Replies: 51
Views: 17298

Re: Sustaining War

Hi Sikander, Agreed. I guess this is why I'm cynical when it comes to the idea that in the modern day, people are better informed or less susceptible to propaganda. We seem to have just as many war enthusiasts as the past. How else, in the day and age of the vote, are wars of aggression being waged?...
by Semiramis
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Split thread - How/why/when did War lose its lustre?
Replies: 51
Views: 17298

Re: The Beat of Drums

War has not lost its glamour, only its sutainability. Sikander, Brillant posts. I agree with pretty much everything except the idea that war has lost its sustainability. What about those parts of the economy that are sustainable only through war, or at the very least, the threat of war? Not just th...
by Semiramis
Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD: "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut"
Replies: 84
Views: 30826

Re: Those Women

Greetings, First a note on the emovie: "- the much maligned wedding night sex scene with Roxanne, which actually has some basis in Afghan legend about Roxanne trying to kill Alexander with a knife on their wedding night." I think most people would not have responded so negatively to this scene if t...
by Semiramis
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:46 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 85
Views: 30658

Those sites had an analysis on the phoinician alphabet and comparisons between the lettters, and findings. I'll find them and post them again later. Efstathios, I think I know the site you're talking about from another thread. Is it this one? http://originofphoenicianalphabet.pbwiki.com/ Unfortunat...
by Semiramis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD: "Alexander Revisited: The Final Cut"
Replies: 84
Views: 30826

I love the theatrical release of the Alexander movie so much . I even had to get the DVD and watch it again and again. Now I also own the DVD of the Final (Revisited) version. Didn't notice that the crying after Gaugamela was missing, Marcus! No!!! That was awesome! :cry: Did notice the added Bagoas...
by Semiramis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Evolution In warfare
Replies: 1
Views: 986

Well Kenny, Persian Army was a motley crew of ethnicities most of whom were themselves conquered by the Persian empire. Now they were having to do the fighting for the empire because Darius III had summoned them. Some of the places that fell the earliest to Alexander had been rebelling against the P...
by Semiramis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 85
Views: 30658

Guys, Efstathios is making a simple but airtight argument. You are never going to knock it down, because it is circular. Greeks are awesome because they beat the Persians. Greek beat the Persians because the Persians suck. Persians may have beat other armies - Ionian, Egyptian, Babylonian, Sogdianan...
by Semiramis
Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Split thread - How/why/when did War lose its lustre?
Replies: 51
Views: 17298

Re the reputation of war: I am assuming, first off, that all along we've been talking about the reputation of war in the English-speaking western world. How good or bad a reputation it has in other parts of the world, I have no idea. (Anyone here who has?) But for the English-speaking western world...
by Semiramis
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Split thread - How/why/when did War lose its lustre?
Replies: 51
Views: 17298

Karen and Marcus, I'm not sure if it's possible to figure out which is worse - being at the wrong end of an aerial assault or the sacking of a city. I wonder if this assumption that war was more 'popular' back in the anceint days than it is now, is true. Can it really be tested, as history is writte...
by Semiramis
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Split thread - How/why/when did War lose its lustre?
Replies: 51
Views: 17298

Kenny,

Point. I got caught up in the technology used to kill civillians rather than the final outcome of it, which is still the death of unarmed people. Thank you for the timely reminder.

Regards

Semiramis
by Semiramis
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Hypocrisy
Replies: 85
Views: 30658

Amyntoros, Agree with it all. Kenny, Even though I can't see myself viewing war (or much else) through a Manichean comic book lense, we do agree on another important point. People who have met with aggression do have the right to defend themselves, with arms if necessary. And I can see how the subtl...