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by Semiramis
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

Yes indeed we have :) My proposal would be to keep him alongside and close, let him have a "minor" command, and if he (Alexander) doesn't have a son at a reasonable age when he get's ill or killed in combat, then the Macedonians at least have a ready made king all the marshals could rally to. Why d...
by Semiramis
Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's languages
Replies: 32
Views: 12025

Re: Alexander's languages

Thank you! that is really helpful. So how did Alexander communicate with the various Persians he took under his wing - in Greek, presumably? My question was partly sparked off by reading about the death of Cleitus and how A called to his Hypaspists "in his native Macedonian" - implying that this wa...
by Semiramis
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

Hi Semiramis, Yes, indeed that Amyntas. I don't know about a more "legitimate" claim, as others have already said Philip II was king for many years (rightly or wrongly), and Alexander by this point would probably have had a better claim than Amyntas just on this fact, let alone his own accomplishme...
by Semiramis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

marcus wrote:Indeed, and the cogency of each argument also depended on who was wielding the knife ... :D
Ah yes... Fun and games Argead style. :)
by Semiramis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 1 October, 331 BC
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: 1 October, 331 BC

Haha... I take it you have a supply of these? Or are you just getting my hopes up? :D
by Semiramis
Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Syrian woman
Replies: 11
Views: 4693

Re: The Syrian woman

Thanks for posting this Dean. It's a very interesting story. I hadn't come across it before. It seems Alexander could be quite trusting, almost to the point where he must have baffled and even frustrated his security personnel. The letter warning him about the doctor also comes to mind. Also the fli...
by Semiramis
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:36 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

I'm sure the cogency of the two arguments would have strongly correlated with the level of personal gain for the individual considering them. :)
by Semiramis
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 1 October, 331 BC
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: 1 October, 331 BC

Gift me a pretty Persian boy and I shall consider your request. :twisted:
by Semiramis
Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

Nikas, Are you talking about Amyntas whose father was king before Phillip? Then technically speaking - Amyntas had a more legitimate claim to the Argead throne than Alexander, didn't he? When Amyntas' father Perdiccus III died, Amyntas should have become king. Phillip, to put it bluntly, stole the t...
by Semiramis
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 1 October, 331 BC
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: 1 October, 331 BC

I have like a dozen candles in my house. Will have to raid several candle factories to follow through with your suggestion. Impractical mate... :P That was my idea of a joke. They are usually received approximately like that one. Yes, following through with that suggestion could possibly turn the w...
by Semiramis
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

Accursed, I may be confused, but I thought Alexander only had a few months (at most three?) in Pella as King before he went up north to attack the Thracians and Illyrians. Pretty much straight after that he was off to shower the Thebans with his affections. After subjugating the Greeks he was only b...
by Semiramis
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 1 October, 331 BC
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: 1 October, 331 BC

Accursed,
the_accursed wrote:I suggest we light candles to commemorate the victims of the Macedonian horde. One for each victim should suffice.
I have like a dozen candles in my house. Will have to raid several candle factories to follow through with your suggestion. Impractical mate... :P
by Semiramis
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

Alexander not fathering a son before the campaign against Persia, on the other hand, was idiotic, and evidence that Alexander was a man entirely unfit to be king. I think it's a bit harsh to say "idiotic". Ill-judged, perhaps, especially as Alexander was going into battle and was not one to hold ba...
by Semiramis
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Amyntas
Replies: 58
Views: 20875

Re: Amyntas

ii-v) Alexander may have been young, but he had a responsibility to the Kingdom and State, like all monarchs, to think to the future. If we are to believe what we are told, from a young age he was more "mature" than his age would imply (think of the questioning of the Persian ambassadors) and he ca...
by Semiramis
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:17 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Achemenet
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

Re: Achemenet

Good Lord! How did I not know about this?!? Merci beaucoup. :)