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by spitamenes
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Itinerarium Alexandri
Replies: 40
Views: 13710

Re: Itinerarium Alexandri

andrew, the photos of this manuscript look very good. Is there a version in english that you are aware of by chance? My latin is a bit rusty, and by rusty I mean non-existent. Best wishes... Tim
by spitamenes
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'
Replies: 93
Views: 31488

Re: Alexander the Great and his 'equality'

Alexander might Have considered himself equal with Hephistian. He might have considered himself equal with the whole crew he grew up with who later became his top Generals. I would be willing to bet that equality even among his buddies only went so far... lets ask Philotis and Cleitis how they feel....
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Oh Lord, what next?
Replies: 12
Views: 5971

Re: Oh Lord, what next?

The Japanese anime about Alexander is actually pretty interesting. It is called "REIGN". I got it as a gift a few years back. Its four discs long, But entertaining none the less.The writer and artist are both very well known and respected in they're fields. And its so far out there that it...
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:29 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Tyrants And Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3070

Re: Tyrants And Perspective

spitamenes wrote: I believe Jerod Leto (Hephistian) would of done a better job.
Did I really start yappin about Jarod Leto and Colin Farrel on a site dedicated to Alexander the Great?..., my bad :oops:
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Ernst Badian
Replies: 3
Views: 2137

Re: Ernst Badian

I can't even imagine what my thoughts on Alexander would be without his seemingly endless knowledge on the subject. Rest In Peace.
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: successors source
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

Re: successors source

we have a continuous narrative in Justin's Epitome of The Philippic History of Trogus So Justin is a continuous narrative of Trogus correct? How accurate is this narrative supposed to be compared to Trogus? And do we know where Trogus got his information? Like I stated earlier, I do not have access...
by spitamenes
Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: successors source
Replies: 6
Views: 2640

successors source

With Alexander we have the regular sources in which we can look up what we wish, and have a fairly good grip on what we can and can't find within them. I was wondering if there are any ancient sources that still survive that focus on one single, or all the successors. Or do we get all of our knowled...
by spitamenes
Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Who's Who in the Age of Alexander"
Replies: 4
Views: 2071

Re: "Who's Who in the Age of Alexander"

One book that I've always recommended for anyone new to Alexander, such as students, is Michael Woods "in the footsteps of Alexander". The reason is Michael actually traveled the entire route,(modern vehicles of course) that Alexander and his Army took from start to finish. Aside from a fe...
by spitamenes
Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: the greek gods today
Replies: 8
Views: 6197

Re: the greek gods today

Ha! That's what I thought. But a marble Yoda standing in the panthion as a thirteenth god IS strangely appealing. Nevermind, no it is not.
by spitamenes
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: logistics question
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: logistics question

Thank you Marcus, for your reply. And I appreciate you taking extra time to ponder on the questions I have asked. I'm also very interested to get your personal opinions on the matter as well. I look forward to hearing what you have to say. And anyone elses input would be greatly appreciated too. Won...
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Tyrants And Perspective
Replies: 7
Views: 3070

Re: Tyrants And Perspective

John Wayne as Ghengis? William Shatner as Alexander? I am very thankful to have been born post ~"Shat the Great". Although I believe Colin has em all beat hands down when it comes to miscasted actors. For a good laugh go find the test screening of Colin trying to portray Alexander for the ...
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Second Hand Coffin
Replies: 7
Views: 2883

Re: Second Hand Coffin

bessusww wrote:
However the Macedonian Emblems stones etc in the St Marks Cryot are indeed cause to take a little more notice.

bessus
. Does anyone know where to find images of these macedonian emblems on st.marks crypt? Thank you...
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:35 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: the greek gods today
Replies: 8
Views: 6197

the greek gods today

Does anyone know if there are any modern religions today who still worship the gods of ancient greece? I know the Kalash of Afghanistan are supposedly decended from local Afghans who hooked up with some of Alexanders Macedonian army. That is why they are the one tribe with blue eyes apperently. And ...
by spitamenes
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: logistics question
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

logistics question

First off, I would like to say hello to everyone here at Pothos. This is my first post and although I have dozens of questions that I know could easily be answered here, the one I'm concerned about is with logistics. I know I have read in the past about who all traveled with Alexander through persia...