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by Alexias
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #3 - Diodorus of Sicily
Replies: 0
Views: 12

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
Replies: 0
Views: 19

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
Replies: 0
Views: 28

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: 0
Views: 41

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: 1278

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: 101

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: 1215

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....
by Alexias
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: New members: Ask a question
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

New members: Ask a question

We've had a couple of new members who have joined lately who don't look to be the usual spammers. So, in order to generate some activity in the forum, I'd like to invite them to ask a question about Alexander. It doesn't matter how noddy or silly the question might seem, I, or I'm sure someone else,...
by Alexias
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Antikythera mechanism solved
Replies: 0
Views: 882

Antikythera mechanism solved

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56377567 Scientists from University College London (UCL) believe they have finally cracked the puzzle using 3D computer modelling. They have recreated the entire front panel, and now hope to build a full-scale replica of the Antikythera using modern ma...
by Alexias
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: The Golden Lyre by Noel B Gerson 1963
Replies: 0
Views: 1553

The Golden Lyre by Noel B Gerson 1963

This is principally a novel of the love affair between Ptolemy and Thais, although not exclusively and there isn't much lovey-dovey stuff. It is not what could be called a romance, but it is too historically inaccurate to be called a historical novel. Thais is an ambitious Macedonian serving wench r...
by Alexias
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: what is the origin of this proverb
Replies: 11
Views: 42228

Re: what is the origin of this proverb

Even the mediator is a fucking loser. lol. Excuse me? You might not have noticed that this is a global site with different time zones I have moderated your posts as soon as I was able. Some of us have lives. You might want to ask yourself which is the dominant world culture, the European as represe...
by Alexias
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The inscription of Bahariya temple
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: The inscription of Bahariya temple

Hi Hiphys, thanks for this. I knew it rang a bell so I did a search and there was a Robin Lane Fox which mentioned it. See this post here for a bit more detail http://www.pothos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3946&p=38240&hilit=bahariya#p38240 There is also an interesting thread here http...
by Alexias
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander sacked the city of Baalbek?
Replies: 9
Views: 3285

Re: Alexander sacked the city of Baalbek?

Thanks a lot for that, Spartan. It makes a lot of sense of course that Alexander would have secured the hinterland for Tyre and Sidon, but knowing where to find the information is difficult.
by Alexias
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 2
Views: 1625

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Happy Christmas, everyone, and hopefully 2021 will be a bit better than 2020!
by Alexias
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Cavalry battle from Lycia
Replies: 2
Views: 1876

Re: Cavalry battle from Lycia

Fascinating, thanks. It might be Persian but it recognisably shares the same world as Greek art of the period.