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by Linda
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: What games did Alexander play as a child?
Replies: 7
Views: 2364

Re: What games did Alexander play as a child?

In fact, the type of games are very similar to those played by children up until the 1970s, I would say. Di dthey play Greeks and Persians, like our Cowboys and Indians, I remember soemwhere reading about a game called "bees"..can't remember where..Linda
by Linda
Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: What if?
Replies: 40
Views: 9546

Re: What if?

Actually, it was all very lucky he got there just after Darius died...someimes I wonder exactly how much of Alexander's luck he made himself...Linda
by Linda
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: My thoughts about the sources
Replies: 28
Views: 7905

Re: My thoughts about the sources - continued

Jan Curtius says, in relation to the affair of the Persian nobleman who was executed, that Bagoas influenced Aleander while he was making his body available to the king..pretty explicit. May just be gossip, of course, but he does say it.Linda
by Linda
Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: My thoughts about the sources
Replies: 28
Views: 7905

Re: My thoughts about the sources - continued

Curtius says Alexander had a sexual relationship with Bagoas - quite clearly. But things can be open to a variety of interpretations, and even the sources are biased, and I do think that the more you read about the culture of the times, then the more it helps to understand - language can be used in ...
by Linda
Thu Jun 16, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: I need your oppinions on this
Replies: 23
Views: 6697

Re: I need your oppinions on this

In Greek surely...or Macedonian..Discuss. :)Marylin - I don't really know about whether there was a lot of "promiscuity" then, and polygamy woudl mean that the morality of what was good and bad was different also. But, yes, Alexander was considered restrained. And being bisexual is not a s...
by Linda
Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: I need your oppinions on this
Replies: 23
Views: 6697

Re: I need your oppinions on this

Marilyn,I agree with you - I think Alexander probably was "functionally bisexual". But I ha' ma doots that he was typical. Anyway.LI could have a teesirt printed "I.m with Marcus, too"...
by Linda
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: I need your oppinions on this
Replies: 23
Views: 6697

Re: I need your oppinions on this

Perhaps a better word would be "socially acceptable" behaviour, rather than "norm" even though that is what started the whole discussion. And I would agree, certain social circumstances encourage "romantic" friendships which may or may not become sexual, and there is a ...
by Linda
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: I need your oppinions on this
Replies: 23
Views: 6697

Re: I need your oppinions on this

Hi SikanderSexual continum studies - I beleive there is a changing thinking away from the cultural "blank slate" aspect of sexuality and more to genetic factors. But that is also not an absolute indication. There is a lot to be discussed. More than almost anything, it is an incredibly subj...
by Linda
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: I need your oppinions on this
Replies: 23
Views: 6697

Re: I need your oppinions on this

I think Sikander once posted something on this which was vey fair, which is that in different socisties, at different time, different conventions and practices were usual/tolerated/encouraged.I would agree with you that I also think that Jeanne's article is perhaps too sweeping in this regard, using...
by Linda
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: bad news
Replies: 8
Views: 2870

Re: bad news

Indeed. I am sorry to hear about her illness. I hope we will see her again soon.Take careLinda
by Linda
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: DVD
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

Re: DVD

Stone said he woudl do that, so he could get teh DVD into schools. I guess American schools just can't cope with that sort of reality... In any case, I thought the romantic stuff was pretty lame anyway...Linda
by Linda
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Calling all those interested in Hephaistion!
Replies: 10
Views: 2299

Re: Calling all those interested in Hephaistion!

At a guess I would say that the survey *might* conclude that school-girl type crushes which create imaginings of slashy type relationships can lead to learning :)Certainly, a teenage pashes on Hephaestion *and* Patroclus led me to read the Illiad, the Odyssey, and Arrian, and Heckel, and try to lear...
by Linda
Wed May 25, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Male paramours in antiquity
Replies: 46
Views: 9108

Re: Male paramours in antiquity

MarilynJust to say, I think this is a great post. Very sensible and eloquent.Linda
by Linda
Wed May 25, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Liber de Morte, Polyaenus online
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Re: Liber de Morte, Polyaenus online

If I had any comment on the site, and it is a great resource, is to echo what Karen said; a brief bio and background to the sources would be helpful to those of us less well up on the lesser known sources.I have just spent this afternoon reading about gold couches, naked flute girls and far flung la...
by Linda
Wed May 25, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Discussion on Sexual Mores of Ancient World
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Discussion on Sexual Mores of Ancient World

Thanks Sikander - I'd like to learn...Linda