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by hiphys
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies

By the way, I think actually no one of our ancient sources allow us to stretch Aristion's presence at Alexander's court more than 331 b. C.
by hiphys
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies

Thank you, Dean! Your quote of Worthington is very interesting. If I interpret well his opinion, Demosthenes didn't restrict himself to sending Aristion to Hephaestion, but he managed to keep him "to live with Alexander's close friend". I wonder whether he had to play the hostage, as well, till 324 ...
by hiphys
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Demosthenes by Ian Worthington and buddies

Is in this book any hint of Aristion, the man Demosthenes sent to Hephaestion - according to Diyllus - for the purpose of a reconciliation with Alexander (Jacoby, FGrHist 135 F 2)?
by hiphys
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Xenophon
Replies: 11
Views: 1250

Re: Xenophon

Very sad news, indeed. I read a lot of interesting comments by him, here. Rest in peace, Paul.
by hiphys
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Late Marriages
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Re: Alexander's Late Marriages

I agree totally with the paper of Elizabeth Baynham: I don't think a 13 years old son would change things at Alexander's death. Nobody can foresee the events, therefore nobody can solve this great "if" of history. Anyway I have two steady ideas on this matter: 1) I wondered often why many people cha...
by hiphys
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: "Hephaestion himself"
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

Re: "Hephaestion himself"

Hi, Alexias, I think you are right, because Hephaestion is the only wounded man, in Arrian's passage, who belongs to the bodyguards (and, according to Diodorus 17, 61, 3, he was as well the "hegemon" of the "somatophylakes"). Therefore he was also the closest man to Alexander: it's clear the risk th...
by hiphys
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Callisthenes of Olynthus
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Re: Callisthenes of Olynthus

According to Plutarch (Life of Alexander 53, 1), Callisthenes declared that himself accompanied Alexander in Asia in order to persuade the king to rebuild the city of Olynthus and repopulate it with its former inhabitants.
by hiphys
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 6674

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

Thank you, sean_m and Paralus! I was in urgent need of your help! When debating on history it's necessary not only to use the correct chronology, but I think we'd distinguish accurately astronomy from astrology. When I say that Plutarch's date for Alexander's birth means the king was born in the con...
by hiphys
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 6674

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

An important point is that Plutarch’s (or Cleitarchus’s or Timaeus’s) date for Alexander’s birth means the king was born when the Sun was in the constellation of Leo the lion (i.e. his star sign was Leo). This is why Alexander is strongly associated with lions and why he wore his hair in a style th...
by hiphys
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Battle of Gaugamela
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Re: The Battle of Gaugamela

Today, anniversary of the Battle of Gaugamela, I found another link with news, photos, and video concerning the archaeological mission, called "Land of Nineveh" that discovered the site of the famous Battle: http://www.nationalgeographic.it/.../ar ... _sco.../1/
by hiphys
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Miesa ,Peukestas tomb
Replies: 2
Views: 3033

Re: Miesa ,Peukestas tomb

Very beautiful building! I wonder if there is left something of the furnishings.
by hiphys
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 6674

Re: The Date of Alexander's Birth

Thanks for the replies, and particularly for Alexias' link.
by hiphys
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Date of Alexander's Birth
Replies: 55
Views: 6674

The Date of Alexander's Birth

Reading A. Chugg, Concerning Alexander the Great. A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus (2015), I found an interesting piece of information. In the chapter "The Date of Alexander's Birth", he writes: "Hence we can say that Alexander was born on 20th July 356 BC in the JULIAN CALENDAR (capital mine)". I wo...
by hiphys
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Hunting and archery
Replies: 8
Views: 2163

Re: Hunting and archery

Sorry, I forgot the quote of Euripides' Heracles verses number: 151, and 156-164.
by hiphys
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Hunting and archery
Replies: 8
Views: 2163

Re: Hunting and archery

In ancient Greek world hunting was the activity practised in place of war, but with the same rules of war. Mostly war was fought for the supremacy of a city-state over another city-state, of an army over another army, of a man over another man. Therefore the main target was to scare the enemy, not t...