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by marcus
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?
Replies: 31
Views: 15740

Re: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?

"The mummy of Alexander and the others are in PERFECT condition. As well as Ptholome I, Cleopatra and Marcus Antonius... The most important books of the Library of Alexandria and sooooo much more. All is documented with photo's and video. Even photo's of Alexander in his golden sarcophagus. In...
by marcus
Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: This is a public forum
Replies: 12
Views: 15479

Re: This is a public forum

Hello everyone! I am just going to introduce myself. I am new here, I found out about this forum just a few days ago. I'm glad to see it is still active even though it's been about for a few years already. I was almost a bit worried there. :oops: Anyway, I am 21 years old so please bear with me - I...
by marcus
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Dr Who meets Alexander
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

Re: Dr Who meets Alexander

Sounds very intriguing! Thanks for the heads-up.

If I get a chance I shall have a listen ...
by marcus
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: A little known oath
Replies: 12
Views: 9742

Re: A little known oath

Thank you for making clear the exact location of the column, and for the beautiful photo. However , according to Herodotus ( 9, 81), the snake had 'three heads'( trikàrenos òphis). This is one of the few ancient monuments still existing that are quoted by a near-contemporary author: over the snake ...
by marcus
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: A little known oath
Replies: 12
Views: 9742

Re: A little known oath

... the so-called serpentine column. This unique monument, still preserved (even if partially) in Instanbul Museum, is a bronze spiral of several snakes in which there are inscribed the names of all Greek cities that fought and won at Plataea . Actually, the column still stands in the open air, in ...
by marcus
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and the Celtic language
Replies: 13
Views: 5895

Re: Alexander and the Celtic language

How can you 'assume' he didn't learn Persian? He had, after all, Persian wives who didn't speak Macedonian. And there was a lot of trading going on in those days. I'm dredging this up from memory, as I haven't time to check properly, but ... when Sisygambis and her daughters were left behind in Sus...
by marcus
Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

Re: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?

Doh! Still, no contemporary claim and one wonders if this claim of Heraklid descent, which seems to say that the lines are discreet, was then confused to make them lineally related, probably a deliberate move. At the time the Seleukids had a story of Apollonian descent and this would seem a counter...
by marcus
Sun Sep 15, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

Re: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?

I don't recall Ptolemy ever refusing Cleopatra's hand in marriage and the above claims he sought such (along with others). The reason the marriage did not take place is because Antigonus had the ageing "legitimacy-in-waiting" murdered before Ptolemy could consummate the proposal (20.37.5-...
by marcus
Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

Re: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?

Everyone has their own opinions of Ptolemy and I've even read some that called him 'self-serving'. At any rate, in doing all my research for Shadow of the Lion, I concluded that he was trustworthy and well thought of not only by Alexander but by other members of the Companions and the court. At one...
by marcus
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

Re: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?

I will try and remember where I learned details of this. I believe his mother was either one of the court ladies or another of Philip's romantic conquests. She later married a man named Lagos. But Ptolemy was always accepted in the Macedonian court. Ptolemy's mother was Arsinoe, a noble woman. Ther...
by marcus
Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?
Replies: 20
Views: 10126

Re: Ptolemy, son of Philip II ?

Thank you all who respoded and before proceding, I would like to clarify that I am looking for the information where and by who the fact was first mentioned, regardless whether it's true or false, or even if it was feasible (age wise) but of course thanks for additional info and fruit for thought. ...
by marcus
Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?
Replies: 31
Views: 15740

Re: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?

Paralus wrote:And I haven't seen an attestation of Aristonous being the first or among the first up the Sogdian Rock anywhere.
I don't recall, off the top of my head, that any of the climbers are mentioned by name. They are just "300" men, of which "30" fell to their deaths.
by marcus
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?
Replies: 31
Views: 15740

Re: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?

ruthaki wrote:And history points out it was seen in Egypt at the time of Caesar and Cleopatra so this is very unlikely.
And later even than that!
by marcus
Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: TV programme
Replies: 23
Views: 19980

Re: TV programme

More to the point that Adams makes great play of the dangers of travel in the areas he's "researching" (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and of course Afghanistan). He seems never to forget to remind us that westerners could "be shot" here and such all the while decrying that this makes...
by marcus
Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?
Replies: 31
Views: 15740

Re: Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander?

Ha! I was just about to post that very link!

I'd like to see some more dating evidence before even hazarding a guess, to be honest.

I very much doubt it's Alexander. What intrigues me is that it is near Amphipolis, rather than anywhere near Aegae.