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by lysis56
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Need Info. re Possible Relative of Hefestion's...
Replies: 2
Views: 2647

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

I'm looking for information, (which I once my fingers on, but have since lost) that a relative of Hefestion's may have turned up at Babylon after Alexander's death. As I recall from memory - unfortunately, I don't have my docs in front of me (everything's packed for moving) there is or was some spec...
by lysis56
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Visit to Greece re Research on Novel
Replies: 8
Views: 4145

Re: Visit to Greece re Research on Novel

Hi, To everyone who was good enough to reply to this topic thank you so much! I have plenty of ideas of my own, yes, Pella and Vergina are a must as are Athens, Delphi, etc., but some of you came up with other ideas I hadn't thought of. Horseback riding in the Berminos Mountains for one. I"ve b...
by lysis56
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Visit to Greece re Research on Novel
Replies: 8
Views: 4145

Visit to Greece re Research on Novel

I am planning a trip to Greece in the summer for further research on my novel. Besides the obvious places, does anyone have any comments, suggestions on places that might be worth seeing re Alexander? Obviously, I cannot visit every little plot of land Alexander and his pals might have walked on, bu...
by lysis56
Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Herakles son of Barsine & Alexander?
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

Re: Herakles son of Barsine & Alexander?

Marcus' comments at the end about the possibility of Alexander keeping Herakles away from the army, generals, etc., is something I had been considering for a while. The idea makes sense and is in keeping with the researching I've been doing for my novel. I should add, Lysis, that I'm not entirely c...
by lysis56
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Herakles son of Barsine & Alexander?
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

Re: Herakles son of Barsine & Alexander?

Thanks to both Scott and Marcus for sharing their information re this post. It pretty much went along with what I thought, however, it's always good to check and see if there is something one might have missed or forgotten along the way. Marcus' comments at the end about the possibility of Alexander...
by lysis56
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Herakles son of Barsine & Alexander?
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

Herakles son of Barsine & Alexander?

This post would probably be best directed to Scott Oden, since he seems to the be resident expert on all things "Barsine & Memon & Alexander" so to speak. :) However, I am curious as to how others view Herakles the son Barsine is said to have had by Alexander. I know that of the Su...
by lysis56
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Personality test.
Replies: 21
Views: 10608

Re: Personality test.

I think a lot of Sikander's comments made a good deal of sense. Alexander appeals to those of us admire, him or whatever for different reasons, and those of course are based on our own ideas, dreams and desires, etc. I also agree with his view of modern psychology...sometimes I think my cat would be...
by lysis56
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Personality test.
Replies: 21
Views: 10608

Re: Personality test.

I just came across this fascinating post. In way, of commenting on it, I'd like to intrude a bit with a little incident that I once had. I had the dubious "honor" of speaking with a serial killer once. (that's a story for another life) Anyway, what was interesting was his perspective of th...
by lysis56
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Horrible Histories
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Re: Horrible Histories

I just stumbled on this post. It was hysterical and reminded me way too much of Monty Python. I wonder if one of them was behind it. Come to think of it I wonder why they never took a shook at Alexander? Anyway, this more than made up for it. It made my day.

Lysis
by lysis56
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Alexander's Discretion & Hephaistion
Replies: 47
Views: 23873

Re: Alexander's Discretion & Hephaistion

Hi to everyone, Something in Chris' post really caught my eye. I've wondered where exactly, and how did Hephaistion garner such an unpopular image? :? We know of his troubles with Krateros, Eummenes, Chares, but otherwise there is no mention of him doing anything really terrible. Alexander trusted h...
by lysis56
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: NEWLY PUBLISHED NOVEL ON ALEXANDER & HEPHAISTION
Replies: 8
Views: 5509

Re: NEWLY PUBLISHED NOVEL ON ALEXANDER & HEPHAISTION

Hi Sikander, Many thanks for your kind comments. Yes, already I have picked up some good suggestions, etc., from other writers and am most appreciative of their help. I think half of writing is learning, and as far as I can see, there is still much to learn. I read everyone who has published anythin...
by lysis56
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re: Writing how to present Ptolemy's relationship to Alex.
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: Writing how to present Ptolemy's relationship to Alex.

Thanks Derek, Your comments made excellent sense. It's a difficult subject because it seems that since Renault everyone seems to sort have taken whatever or however she has presented Alexander and his Companions, etc., as gospel - at least as historical literature, and the same theme seems to follow...
by lysis56
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re: Writing how to present Ptolemy's relationship to Alex.
Replies: 2
Views: 2436

Re: Writing how to present Ptolemy's relationship to Alex.

I have a question I'd like to hear from other people who write about Alexander, if they are willing to share. How do you explain Ptolemy in relation to Alexander to your prospective readers? We all know the "supposed" speculation regarding Ptolemy's familial relationship to Alexander, some...
by lysis56
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"
Replies: 39
Views: 24031

Re: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"

Hello to you Ruth, I was checking out the website re your new novel. It looks fascinating and really got my attention and interest. I look forward to it. I didn't care a great deal for Renault's "Funeral Games." The way you presented the story to the prospective reader is really nice, esp....
by lysis56
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: A Tibetan dzi bead in M. Olympus
Replies: 2
Views: 3788

Re: A Tibetan dzi bead in M. Olympus

This is my second attempt at this post, my dog knocked over my computer and I lost the first. I think this is fascinating. I can't begin to imagine how it got there from high up in Tibet to that isolated location in Greece. Perhaps one of Alexander's soliders did bring it back from one of the campag...