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by Alexias
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #8 - Aelian
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The death of Alexander #8 - Aelian

This passage from Aelian is often cited as the prelude to Alexander's death because it is believed to be based on the Royal Diaries written by Eumenes. However it does not actually say this and the month referred to is October. This translation is taken from here http://penelope.uchicago.edu/aelian/...
by Alexias
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

Thanks.

You might be interested in this discussion on Mazaeus and Gaugamela https://www.academia.edu/s/fd640c9551 that s going on.
by Alexias
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

Does Bosworth suggest that Alexander had lost control of the army, or at least the Macedonian part of it? Or is he suggesting Alexander was driving the ferocity? But there again, the ferocity at Thebes and Tyre meant the Indian massacres were nothing new.
by Alexias
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #7 - Plutarch
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Views: 27

The death of Alexander #7 - Plutarch

Plutarch: 'Alexander' translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ©1973 73. Towards the end of the year Alexander travelled to Babylon. Before he arrived he was joined by Neachus… Neachus told him that he had met some Chaldeans who had advised the king to stay away from Babylon. Alexander paid no attention and...
by Alexias
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

I still haven't finished the essays in the second half of the book, but the theme of the biographical part of the work is definitely what started out as being an exciting Boy's Own adventure ended up being a bloody nightmare. The Indian campaign descends into rampaging massacres with little achieved...
by Alexias
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #6 - The Armenian Alexander Romance
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Views: 37

The death of Alexander #6 - The Armenian Alexander Romance

The (Armenian) Romance of Alexander the Great by Pseudo-Callisthenes translated by Albert Mugrdich Wolohojian ©1969 259 And he had written this letter to his mother, Olympias, while he was in Babylon and was preparing to quit his mortal life. And the evil spirit gave a great and clear sign, for thi...
by Alexias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #5 - Quintus Curtius Rufus
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The death of Alexander #5 - Quintus Curtius Rufus

Quintus Curtius Rufus 'The history of Alexander' translated by John Yardley © 1984 Book Ten There is a large gap in the original text here 5. [1] Tears welled up as they looked at him, and they appeared not as an army visiting its king but one attending his funeral… [3] Incredibly, he maintained th...
by Alexias
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #4 - Justin
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The death of Alexander #4 - Justin

Justin 'Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus' Translated by J C Yardley ©1997 Book 12 13 …(2) So far had the terror of his name pervaded the whole world that all nations were ready to fawn upon him as though he were destined to be their king. (3) For this reason he was making all has...
by Alexias
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #3 - Diodorus of Sicily
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The death of Alexander #3 - Diodorus of Sicily

Diodorus Siculus 'Library of History' Translated by C. Bradford Welles © 1963 Book XVII 116. After the funeral, the king turned to amusements and festivals, but just when it seemed that he was at the peak of his power and good fortune, Fate cut off the time allowed him by nature to remain alive. St...
by Alexias
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #2 The Greek Alexander Romance
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Views: 40

The death of Alexander #2 The Greek Alexander Romance

The Greek Alexander Romance by Pseudo-Callisthenes Translated by Richard Stoneman ©1991 Book III 31. In Macedonia, Antipater had taken over the reins of power and was treating Alexander's mother Olympias as he liked. Olympias wrote frequently to her son about Antipater, as she was very angry about ...
by Alexias
Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #1 The Book of Alexander the Great
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The death of Alexander #1 The Book of Alexander the Great

June is the month to which Alexander's death has been assigned, so it might be interesting to compare some different versions. The Phyllada is a descendant of the Greek Alexander Romance dating back to the third century BC. There are nuggets of the accepted version of Alexander's death within it, so...
by Alexias
Sat May 15, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 148

A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

Whenever I have a few minutes (not often), I have been trying to read A B Bosworth 'Conquest and Empire'. It isn't a book for novices in Alexander studies as it unconsciously assumes an existing familiarity with Alexander's career and world, but it is very readable and highly enthusiastic. I have on...
by Alexias
Sat May 08, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: New members: Ask a question
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: New members: Ask a question

Hi, welcome back!

I am afraid we don't have many active members left, so any contributions would be most welcome.
by Alexias
Sat May 01, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: A poem to roses- New findings in Aegae
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: A poem to roses- New findings in Aegae

Nice - but sounds a bit bitter!
by Alexias
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: New book reviews wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Re: New book reviews wanted

Hi Yannis (Apollo Xandros?), The main pages of the website are hopelessly outdated. I was attempting to update them but it never got finished unfortunately. Please therefore could you post your book review to the forum board as I do not think it is worth messing about with the main pages at present....