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by Hypaspist
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32596

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Paralus: I really recommend Pyrrhus of Epirus by Jeff Champion. I've read it twice now. I couldn't agree with you more when you say he would have differed with Antiochos dispositions. I am pretty sure he would have won, though. Antiochos had a fairly good chance of taking the cake that day, and it ...
by Hypaspist
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32596

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Sean and Paralus Vastly interesting views, of yours, on this topic. I enjoyed reading it so. The thing that continues to stick in my craw is how unlucky the macedonian phalanx system continued to manifest itself against the romans. Magnesia, Pydna, Cynosephalae... Undoubtedly, the most clever of the...
by Hypaspist
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32596

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Thank you Sean for an excellent and comprehensive answer! I read it twice. :-) Lets not forget also that Antiochos had a pretty good advantage on his right wing but he should have kept on charging instead of heading down to the roman camp. Very carelessly done... Pyrrhus had some great success again...
by Hypaspist
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32596

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Thank you so much for the links! :))


But what do you think the phalanx should have done?
by Hypaspist
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32596

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Hiphys, my post is offtopic yes, but I figured it still belonged in the realm of Alexander's world since it was Antiochus, a hellenistic king, who commanded an army employing macedonian warfare and moreover ruled the Seleucid empire founded by Seleucis I Nicator - a general under Alexander. I look f...
by Hypaspist
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32596

Battle of Magnesia

Hello dear compatriots I wonder if anyone here has an interesting take on the battle of Magnesia. What exactly went wrong there? How the hell could they fail even with Hannibla himself as counselling? Hubris on Antiochus part? Pride perhaps, not fully taking into consideration his advice? And why in...
by Hypaspist
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Tomb II or I?
Replies: 4
Views: 4496

Re: Tomb II or I?

But does the skull belong to Philip then? Or could it just as well be Arrhidaeus? I am currently reading Ian Worthington's Philip II of Macedonia, and it would really assist the imagination putting a face to the man you read about...
by Hypaspist
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Waxworks from Skopje
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

Re: Waxworks from Skopje

Thanks

Well, his face should be just a tad prolonged, harking back to the most realistic portrait of him by Lysippos. I don't know if he looks anxious, could just as well look focused..
by Hypaspist
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philip's II Funeral Mask
Replies: 3
Views: 9447

Re: Philip's II Funeral Mask

Clicked on the link - its all greek to me! :D
by Hypaspist
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Tomb II or I?
Replies: 4
Views: 4496

Tomb II or I?

Greetings from Sweden 1. So now they've concluded it is not Philip in Tomb II? But what about the skull they found from which they reconstructed the famous face of Philip II?? Is that Philip or is it Arrhidaeus?? 2. Where did they retrieve the skull? Tomb I or II? Either way, the skull showed markin...
by Hypaspist
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Waxworks from Skopje
Replies: 3
Views: 3372

Re: Waxworks from Skopje

The photo bears an uncanny resemblance to Alexander... it feels so right... it really feels like him...

But where does this picture come from? What waxwork??? Where did they derive this picture from of the blond guy???
by Hypaspist
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: THE STRENGTH OF THE PERSIAN ARMY AT ISSOS
Replies: 139
Views: 43160

Re: THE STRENGTH OF THE PERSIAN ARMY AT ISSOS

Hando, you said: 1)Since the only Persian troops that fought at Gaugamela were the cavalry which totaled 18,000 to 20,000, Forgive me for going off on an tangent here, but are you saying that Alex's army only fought the totality of said number at Gaugamela? Anyone, do you agree with him? To me it so...
by Hypaspist
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?
Replies: 5
Views: 5428

Re: How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?

Thanks, Agesilaos!!
by Hypaspist
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?
Replies: 5
Views: 5428

How did Bagoas (Alexander's lover) die?

Does anyone know how Bagoas died? When I speak of Bagoas I naturally mean the eunuch lover of Alexander.
by Hypaspist
Fri May 16, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai
Replies: 166
Views: 65529

Re: Antigonid : Play misty for me: Kynoskephalai

A very cool, illustrative re-enactment animated video of the clash between the two military systems... of course, it's the battle of Pydna, and there are several inaccuracies and embellishments, but even so, it gave me goosebumps... :D The animation clip commences about a minute into the vid'. ENJOY...