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by Alexias
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: New members: Ask a question
Replies: 0
Views: 36

New members: Ask a question

We've had a couple of new members who have joined lately who don't look to be the usual spammers. So, in order to generate some activity in the forum, I'd like to invite them to ask a question about Alexander. It doesn't matter how noddy or silly the question might seem, I, or I'm sure someone else,...
by Alexias
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Antikythera mechanism solved
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Antikythera mechanism solved

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-56377567 Scientists from University College London (UCL) believe they have finally cracked the puzzle using 3D computer modelling. They have recreated the entire front panel, and now hope to build a full-scale replica of the Antikythera using modern ma...
by Alexias
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: The Golden Lyre by Noel B Gerson 1963
Replies: 0
Views: 868

The Golden Lyre by Noel B Gerson 1963

This is principally a novel of the love affair between Ptolemy and Thais, although not exclusively and there isn't much lovey-dovey stuff. It is not what could be called a romance, but it is too historically inaccurate to be called a historical novel. Thais is an ambitious Macedonian serving wench r...
by Alexias
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: what is the origin of this proverb
Replies: 11
Views: 41243

Re: what is the origin of this proverb

Even the mediator is a fucking loser. lol. Excuse me? You might not have noticed that this is a global site with different time zones I have moderated your posts as soon as I was able. Some of us have lives. You might want to ask yourself which is the dominant world culture, the European as represe...
by Alexias
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The inscription of Bahariya temple
Replies: 4
Views: 784

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...
by Alexias
Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander sacked the city of Baalbek?
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

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: 1263

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: 1164

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: 835

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: 465

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: 1904

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: 5898

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: 5
Views: 1635

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: 1551

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: 916

Re: Light

Hi, does anyone else have this issue? Everything is fine on my laptop. Are you using a tablet or mobile phone?