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by Alexias
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The inscription of Bahariya temple
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: The inscription of Bahariya temple

Hi Hiphys, thanks for this. I knew it rang a bell so I did a search and there was a Robin Lane Fox which mentioned it. See this post here for a bit more detail http://www.pothos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3946&p=38240&hilit=bahariya#p38240 There is also an interesting thread here http://www.potho...
by Alexias
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander sacked the city of Baalbek?
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

Re: Alexander sacked the city of Baalbek?

Thanks a lot for that, Spartan. It makes a lot of sense of course that Alexander would have secured the hinterland for Tyre and Sidon, but knowing where to find the information is difficult.
by Alexias
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
Replies: 2
Views: 473

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

Happy Christmas, everyone, and hopefully 2021 will be a bit better than 2020!
by Alexias
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Cavalry battle from Lycia
Replies: 2
Views: 583

Re: Cavalry battle from Lycia

Fascinating, thanks. It might be Persian but it recognisably shares the same world as Greek art of the period.
by Alexias
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: From the exhibition of the National Museum of Athens
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: From the exhibition of the National Museum of Athens

Imagine the sun shining on that. It would dazzle the opponent.
by Alexias
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The palace at Pella
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: The palace at Pella

Thanks - one for the bucket list when Covid disappears.
by Alexias
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander sources website
Replies: 0
Views: 1025

Alexander sources website

A good few years ago, Susan Holmes and various others translated quite a lot of the Alexander source documents and posted them all in one place. I quite often used to refer to this site especially for some of the less well-known sources such as Athenaeus. It used to be here https://sites.google.com/...
by Alexias
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 12
Views: 5564

Re: Hephaiston's death

If Hephaestion was already suffering from a perforated intestine, an emetic could have caused further perforations of the stomach, esophagus, bowl or intestine. However, causing someone to vomit in a weakened state, could have meant Hephaestion choked on his own vomit. That would account for the spe...
by Alexias
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis

Hi, thanks for this. Just FYI, Andrew Chugg didn't come up with the malaria theory. This has been around since at least the early 1970s when Peter Green and Robin Lane Fox were writing their biographies, and they both speak as though it is already a well accepted theory. Peter Green also mentions pl...
by Alexias
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light again
Replies: 1
Views: 1241

Re: Light again

Hi. I don't really know what to suggest. Perhaps you could try deleting your cookies as this might reload the software for you. Unfortunately I don't know how to tell you to do this on your tablet.
by Alexias
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Light

Hi, does anyone else have this issue? Everything is fine on my laptop. Are you using a tablet or mobile phone?
by Alexias
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Updated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Updated layout

You might have noticed we had an issue with posting for a few days. Thomas has now updated the layout and fixed the issues. Thanks! :D
by Alexias
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Head
Replies: 0
Views: 1410

Pergamon Head

20200802_215308b.jpg I have wanted a replica of the Pergamon head for years and finally bought one from here https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/788957012/alexander-the-great-marble-bust-statue?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1 . It was a little bigger than I had an anticipated, but it really is excellent q...
by Alexias
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: The death of Alexander the Great - poisoning hypothesis

Hi, and welcome. As you can imagine, this topic has been touched on many times on this forum, most recently here http://www.pothos.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&p=46932#p46932 . Alexander's cry may have been caused by a sudden cramp on drinking chilled wine, or a rupture of a something internal. In i...
by Alexias
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaiston's death
Replies: 12
Views: 5564

Re: Hephaiston's death

I wonder if Alexander executed the doctor because he gave Hephaestion an emetic, which might have had a catastrophic effect.