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by sinhakumara
Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Crete with Alexander
Replies: 6
Views: 3496

Crete with Alexander

Cretans : Were there any Cretans in the entourage of Alexander at Persia or india ? As Archers or Philosophers perhaps .....is there a mention somewhere ?
by sinhakumara
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:48 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: callisthenes tale...
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

callisthenes tale...

Scholars..! Aristotle's nephew Callisthenes was accompanying Alexander's expedition as the official historian. we know how the poor guy lost his life in Persia....but is there any documentation of his 'account of the expedition' till his personal tragedy...? sinhakumara.
by sinhakumara
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Greek-Persian link language..?
Replies: 3
Views: 3666

Re: Greek-Persian link language..?

Marcus, you are logical....that indeed may have happened. But if there is any record of this linguistic comfort level between the 'civilised' and the 'barbarians'.....I would be interested to know....thanks..! :wink:
by sinhakumara
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alexander's post-victory celebrations..
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

Re: alexander's post-victory celebrations..

very informative...thanks mate..! I am doing some digging on my own. and will surely update on the subject...! :)
by sinhakumara
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Greek-Persian link language..?
Replies: 3
Views: 3666

Greek-Persian link language..?

Friends and scholars....! Do enlighten me on this one bothering me.. Greek and Persian languages 2,000 and more years ago, were poles apart. The Persians were speaking Aramaic, Avestan and some other dialects.. Greeks ofcourse spoke Greek.. Now since we know that a sizeable number of Greek mercenari...
by sinhakumara
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: alexander's post-victory celebrations..
Replies: 2
Views: 2391

alexander's post-victory celebrations..

Friends..here is one for you all...Alexander the great was in the habit of concluding all his victories with a big celebration of sports, games, music, dances..etc. How were these celebrations called in Greek..? or by others who had been decimated..?