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by spitamenes
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion's Relief
Replies: 68
Views: 27230

Re: Hephaestion's Relief

Before the scholarly debate really gets going I have a sort of connected question. Strabo mentions a temple, a Hephaistion, on the island of Pharos at Alexandria. I'm recalling from memory here and would gladly be corrected. Was this a temple to Hephaistos/Ptah or could it have been the temple of H...
by spitamenes
Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: an account from Athenaeus(?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6930

Re: an account from Athenaeus(?)

$150.00? Between that and the volumes on the Diodach wars im trying to acquire, Alexander and his buddies are turning out to be quite the expensive date!
by spitamenes
Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: an account from Athenaeus(?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6930

Re: an account from Athenaeus(?)

Marcus, Paralus... Thanks for the feedback here. Im going to try and pick it up in the Loeb editions. My list of books is getting quite long but this might jump pretty close to the front. A good change of pace maybe. And the Diodoch wars is really catching my interstate as well. Im glad to find ther...
by spitamenes
Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: an account from Athenaeus(?)
Replies: 20
Views: 6930

an account from Athenaeus(?)

I was skimming through Ian Worthingtons book and he mentioned an account of Alexander from an author by the name of Athenaeus. Im sure its not a very prominent account as I am just now coming across his name. And it is apparently written in some kind of antidote style of writing. Does anyone have in...
by spitamenes
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dividing The Spoils.
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: Dividing The Spoils.

My dog just knocked over a full cup of coffee onto my copy of "dividing the spoils". Good morning to me! :D
by spitamenes
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 9331

Re: Alexander's Eyes

I guess the oriental institute museum will suffice. And if not... ill just have to pay a visit to COMIC CON! :D
by spitamenes
Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Is Alexander in Chicago?
Replies: 0
Views: 3379

Is Alexander in Chicago?

Hello all, I am heading up to Chicago in a couple days and have one full day to do whatever I please while im there. I know there is a couple museums there but wanted a little info from anyone who might have visited the city in the past. Is there anything in the city that has to do with the Hellenis...
by spitamenes
Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Eyes
Replies: 9
Views: 9331

Re: Alexander's Eyes

It always sounded like a romance story to me. Im glad to know that is actually where it came from. As for the Kalash, they are a very culturally rich and colorful people. And they themselves have legends of being decended from the Macedonian army. That could have been a case of them being told this ...
by spitamenes
Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Photos from Macedonia, Alexander, Philippos, Aristotle
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

Re: Photos from Macedonia, Alexander, Philippos, Aristotle

I never realized how big the Alexander and Bucephalus statue actually were until I saw the people standing under it. These are very good photos.
by spitamenes
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dividing The Spoils.
Replies: 8
Views: 3267

Re: Dividing The Spoils.

Paralus,
What do you mean by "low chronology" and "high chronology" ? I've noticed quite a few differences in timelines from book to book on this period, but haven't heard of a high or low chronology... just curious.
by spitamenes
Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 12149

Re: Pergamon Replica

Alexias, Hello. Great pictures! Are these "official" copies of the originals? As in do they have the lead stamp on them? Or are they the slightly altered ones? Either way they are very cool. : ). The second one is my favorite I think. Even though they are all great pieces! Thanks for shari...
by spitamenes
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 12149

Re: Pergamon Replica

System1988, Just out of curiosity, what is average pricetag on these copies? The official and unofficial? Is there a big difference in cost because someone buys an official copy rather than an unofficial one? Im sure there is some difference. But id just like to know if its a substantial one. And ar...
by spitamenes
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Historical Gamers
Replies: 6
Views: 3120

Re: Historical Gamers

Hail, Pothosians! It's been a while since i posted anything, though I do frequently lurk and read about the goings-on in the community. I am wondering if there are any historically-minded roleplaying gamers among our ranks? I'm working on a narrative-based RPG set at Athens between the end of the P...
by spitamenes
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: different Arrian translations and editions.
Replies: 50
Views: 16986

Re: different Arrian translations and editions.

Efstathios,
Are there any other lines in the translations that you believe were deliberately misleading through the translators text?
by spitamenes
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: different Arrian translations and editions.
Replies: 50
Views: 16986

Re: different Arrian translations and editions.

Efstathios wrote:By the way, the history lesson at schools in Greece is becoming optional, if that tells you something...
Jeez ... I don't even know what to say about that one.