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by sikander
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Updated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 529

Re: Updated layout

Many thanks!
by sikander
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Xenophon
Replies: 11
Views: 3980

Re: Xenophon

Greetings, Thank you for letting us know of this loss to Pothos. While the loss to the Forum is great, I can imagine your personal loss will be felt most keenly, and for that, I am sorry. Looking back at some of his posts, I can see his will be large shoes to fill - may he bring inspiration to membe...
by sikander
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: New cult of Alexander
Replies: 2
Views: 1696

Re: New cult of Alexander

Greetings, Dino, It depends on which you are referring to. Is it a group of fans or hobbyists of Alexander solely, or a group of people who are interested in the historical/cultural aspects? There may be on-line groups but if you are referring to groups that have a physical presence as well: One is ...
by sikander
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

This is interesting. Thanks. I looked it up, but it costs somewhere around $150 used. I may collect ATG fiction, but that's too rich for my blood. LOL! Still, the author seems to have a page on Goodreads. Their may be another option to get a hold of the novel. Greetings Jeanne, I read this book for...
by sikander
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

Greetings, I read the book recently; it may not please every romance fan or Alexanderphile, but I felt the author brought out some interesting questions about love and loyalty, the enduring power of same, and also the hard choices people might have to make sometimes for love...or perhaps confront ha...
by sikander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Italian Film Production
Replies: 22
Views: 9265

Just a reminder to those posting, from moderator

Greetings, Feel free to debate history, the perspectives of historians, the likely and unlikely details regarding Alexander, his nature, his battles, his strategies, and so on, but please try to refrain from veering off into logical fallacies and name calling...this is not the site for that. Regards...
by sikander
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

Greetings Jeanne, Thank you for the reply... I appreciate your thoughts on this. You said: "I definitely don't think Alex was a psychopath (although I think some of my colleagues might argue that point, ha). However, I would argue that he did have to climb to the throne, at least somewhat. It w...
by sikander
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 2739

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

Greetings Jeanne, Interesting read, but I think this fails a bit to take into account the types of personalities that the modern world "rewards" with power. A number of studies have explored the real possibility that many of those today who climb to the upper echelons are psychopaths; the ...
by sikander
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 10190

Re: phpBB updated

Greetings Thomas, Just want to express appreciation for the site continuing.While it is a lot quieter, it still remains a much-accessed and often referenced site for students- and writers. It seems (and I could be just not seeing them) that some of the original articles many of us wrote for the Poth...
by sikander
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 14774

Re: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)

Greetings Jeanne,

Congratulations on your news! I have a friend who is particularly eager for its release... I will let them know the new date.

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Steven Pressfield's new Alexander novel
Replies: 55
Views: 27777

Re: Nicknames

Greetings, I am going to just drop a few thoughts in the discussion on nicknames. I agree that a writer of today has to connect with many readers of today, and often, the voice has to be familiar to the reader. However, it's also important for writers to 1) avoid making people from another time play...
by sikander
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Aegae palace
Replies: 2
Views: 2232

Re: Aegae palace

I was far more impressed by other museums such as Pella and Veroia, Aiani, Ionnina, Dion and, of course, Thessaloniki. But especially Pella impressed me. Less control, more *access*. Mieza remains a hidden gem! Also Veroia and Aiani. And Dodona out in Ioannina! Just...go. Greetings Jeanne, Thank yo...
by sikander
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: New website
Replies: 3
Views: 3448

Re: New website

Greetings Alexias,

Thank you for the update.
When you say you are rewriting sections, does that mean programming, or are you re-writing articles, or???

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Sun May 20, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!
Replies: 39
Views: 23944

Re: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!

"The problem with Green's biography is that he first bamboozles you with facts - Green's knowledge is encyclopaedic. So you follow him along without noticing that he gradually spins his yarn by mixing in pseudoscience and before you know it, he's led you into a fantasia land so absurd, it makes...
by sikander
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Main site - entry for Olympias
Replies: 6
Views: 4104

Re: Main site - entry for Olympias

Greetings Alexias,

I see no objection to a re-write on the main page regarding some of the historical figures. A re-write can bring us up to date on new information and keep the site fresh.

Regards,
Sikander