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by lysis56
Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: GRBS article
Replies: 42
Views: 16674

Re: GRBS article

Thank you for the link to the article. It was well worth reading. The "issues" between Paremenio and Alexander are indeed fascinating. One cannot help but wonder, taking the issues of Persepolis out of the picture for the moment, how early on in his career Alexander would have put up with ...
by lysis56
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 8912

Re: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander

Arete, have you also considered looking into the influence, though it may be harder to uncover, what little there is about Alexander's grandmother, on his father's side? From what I've read, Eurydike, that was her name, or at least her royal name, was an extremely powerful woman in her own right, an...
by lysis56
Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 8912

Re: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander

Arete, I realize I didn't explain my comment about the pipeline clearly. I am sorry. What I meant was it could be a good thing for the ruins because many eyes, the international archological community, US military as well as other foreign militiaries will be watching to see that nothing gets more me...
by lysis56
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 8912

Re: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander

Many thanks to Marcus' and Arete's kind comments. I may hold up my trip to Greece in my attempt to gain permission into Iraq. Yes, it a bit tricky regarding permission, etc. and yes, not to mention the insurance, etc. in going there, but I am hopeful! I would dearly like to get there before the ruin...
by lysis56
Sun May 13, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 8912

Re: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander

Hello Arete, I'm responding to your comment rather late as well. :D Thank you for your kind and good wishes with my novel. It's going well and I think it is, perhaps, a good thing that the first attempt failed. I have a much clearer vision of the novel I am writing now, which is not just about Alexa...
by lysis56
Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Ancient terms from Homer for "King"
Replies: 5
Views: 4378

Re: Ancient terms from Homer for "King"

To Arete & Marcus,

Thank you both for your information. I appreciate it. Arete, your comments were interesting - clearly your classes haven't gone to waste.
:D

Lysis
by lysis56
Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Ancient terms from Homer for "King"
Replies: 5
Views: 4378

Ancient terms from Homer for "King"

This is a bit of a confusing subject for me and I'm posting here hoping someone might be able to help me with this. I have read in other posts on Pothos that there was no real Greek term for "king" when Alexander and Philip were alive. However, in some reading, specifically, The Trojan War...
by lysis56
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Macedonian tomb of Ayios (Saint) Athanasios
Replies: 15
Views: 10356

Re: Macedonian tomb of Ayios (Saint) Athanasios

I did wonder if the frescos might not depict various scenes of Alexander and his court. I'll have to get a copy of the book you mentioned that was publshed about the tomb. That shield with what looks like wings depicted just fascinates me. The colors are so exquisite. It reminds me of the colors fro...
by lysis56
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:17 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Re: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?

There is no reason, indeed, one might wonder if one took any of the modern horoscopes on Alexander seriously. However, I thought they were a fun topic. They do relate to Alexander in that it shows how much he still, after some 2,500 years is influencing and driving people to various forms of mania, ...
by lysis56
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Macedonian tomb of Ayios (Saint) Athanasios
Replies: 15
Views: 10356

Re: Macedonian tomb of Ayios (Saint) Athanasios

What a fantastic tomb! Thank you for posting this information. The quality of the tomb's paintings are just breathtaking - how much is restoration? Is the tomb open to the public? I would definintely like to see this when I come to Greece, of course, if at all possible. Just perusing the photos you ...
by lysis56
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Re: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?

I have to take the blame for the error that agesilaos attributed to Madame Lenormand re Napoleon's death. I got Elba and St. Helena mixed up.

Lysis
by lysis56
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Re: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?

Hi Marcus & anyone else who wonders about this post, I realize a post on Alexander's possible "horoscope" seems a bit odd. However, if we are to understand the man, how can we leave any stone unturned, even those a bit further out of the way, in our goal? Horoscopes may seem odd as a c...
by lysis56
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Re: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?

Hi Marcus, et al.

No problem putting this topic "OFF TOPIC" I wasn't exactly sure where to post it. Just wanted to share it with anyone who might find it interesting.

Lysis
by lysis56
Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Need Info. re Possible Relative of Hefestion's...
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

Re: Need Info. re Possible Relative of Hefestion's...

HI Alexis,

Much thanks for you excellent information, this is greatly helpful. Hefestion's familial background is an interesting question that will no doubt keep those of interested in him and his relationship to Alexander guesses for years to come.

Again, thank you,

Lysis
by lysis56
Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?
Replies: 11
Views: 5701

Alexander's Horoscope, poss. ancient evidence found?

In my research travels on Alexander I have gone down my side alleys, etc., and come across some interesting little tidbits. This is one I recently came across and thought I'd share. There is so much controversy over every aspect of Alexander's life, including his birthday, no seems to be able to dec...