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by Nikas
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Another AtG statue ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Another AtG statue ...

Paralus wrote:Nationalists from Pella no doubt...
Nationalists from Macedonia no doubt :)

To be fair, wasn't Philip the conqueror of Athens?

Poor Alexander, he goes off to avenge those Athenians for those Persian outrages and still gets nothing but grief from those ingrates... :wink:
by Nikas
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?
Replies: 62
Views: 14450

Re: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?

World War II eh? I may have heard of it. Much drivel about honour, glory, power, ever-lasting fame etc. in vogue during those times too. I find it quite amusing that Xerxes claimed to be avenging the Greek invasion of Troy before his own crossing of the Hellespont. Is there no end to that poor blin...
by Nikas
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Try my quiz
Replies: 27
Views: 12457

Re: Try my quiz

Bold and aggressive, your plain-speaking sometimes gets you into trouble, but you're never afraid to stand up for what you believe in.

Cleitus? Not the answer I was looking for! I was shafted! :roll: :D
by Nikas
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?
Replies: 62
Views: 14450

Re: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?

I think we’re in complete agreement over Alexander’s power politics. I just doubt that his subjugation of Athens was any more for the sake of Greek "unification" than Sidon was for unifying the Phoenicians or Taxila was for unifying the Indians. Alexander seemed to set out to conquer and get recogn...
by Nikas
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?
Replies: 62
Views: 14450

Re: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?

So you’re saying two things. One – Greeks were “as one”. But two – that Alexander and Phillip’s intervention was needed to “unite” them. If the Greeks were “as one” and in need of unity, why did they themselves not understand this concept? Why did Alexander and Phillip need to march in with their m...
by Nikas
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?
Replies: 62
Views: 14450

Re: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?

I assume you refer to Archelaus? Sedulous aping, in an attempt to appear more "civilised" maybe? Given the results, it would appear that his nobility much preferred wine, women, boars and boys to geometry and flights of philosophy! The point is more the sorry state of the once powerful and imperial...
by Nikas
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?
Replies: 62
Views: 14450

Re: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?

I do find it fascinating that while you profess to hold a certain "rule" of disallowing a so-called "Greek-Macedonian" debate to permeate these boards, some of you can clearly make such an insidious and most obvious implication that the Greeks most surely are odd for erecting statues and cults to t...
by Nikas
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?
Replies: 62
Views: 14450

Re: AtG statue at site of Gaugamela?

Greetings, It has indeed been a long time since I have posted among you merry folks, although I must admit to occasionally lurking around the edges from time to time. Now, what has compelled me to take the time to have to pen a response, is what appears to be a wee bit of unfair innuendo. It seems l...