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by jorgios
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: An Iranian perspective on the Alexander film's inaccuracies.
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

An Iranian perspective on the Alexander film's inaccuracies.

http://www.ghandchi.com/iranscope/Antho ... rrokh6.htm
Very interesting article, especially concerning Robin Lane Fox's knowledge of Persian history.
by jorgios
Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Why did Alexander go to Egypt?
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Napoleon....

Napoleon claimed it was the greatest and most brilliant PR trip in history.any thoughts?
by jorgios
Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Are the Macedonians, Greek?
Replies: 48
Views: 6450

Re: Marcus,

you said:"No, because The Russians didn't set up inscriptions in the way that the Greeks did."Explain then?Also, comments on why the Epirotes spoke Northwest Greek rather than Attic or Doric?(languages of the south Greek colonizers in Epirus)
by jorgios
Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Are the Macedonians, Greek?
Replies: 48
Views: 6450

Re: Marcus, and one more thing...

The people from South-Greece who colonized Epirus were Doric speakers, and the Attic dialect was the specific choice for "Hellenization", however, the Epirotes spoke and wrote in a dialect of North-West Greek. If only someone can explain how the Doric and Attic speakers managed to Hellenize the Epir...
by jorgios
Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Are the Macedonians, Greek?
Replies: 48
Views: 6450

Marcus,

I would like to ask a brief question:If excavations took place in Russia, in say 1100 years from now, would you be confident in saying that all the inscriptions would be in French, even those that only came from 19th century layer?Kind regards,Jorge
by jorgios
Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Are the Macedonians, Greek?
Replies: 48
Views: 6450

The Epirotes:"Oxford Classical Dictionary," 3rd ed. (1996),

EPIRUS ("Hpeiros", Mainland) North-west area of Greece, from Acroceraunian point to Nicopolis, with harbours at Buthrotum and Glycys Limen (at Acheron's mouth); bordered on south by gulf of Ambracia, and on east by Pindus range with pass via Metsovo to Thessaly.Three limestone ranges parallel to the...
by jorgios
Sat Feb 21, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Macedonias pure Hellenes
Replies: 26
Views: 3829

dont forget these quotes:

Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers." - Alexander the Great speaking to Persian...
by jorgios
Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Are the Macedonians, Greek?
Replies: 48
Views: 6450

My favorite quote. By Arrian:

It mine mean something, or it might not:Page 100 of the Penguin Classics "Campaigns of Alexander"During his stay there,Alexander was visited by envoys from Athens with a request for liberation of Athenian prisoners of war, who had been captured on the Granicus fighting for Persia and were at the tim...
by jorgios
Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: What is wrong with Slavic invasion theories
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: What is wrong with Slavic invasion theories

you said:"The sites I mentioned, as well as Stybera, Astibo, Vinitsa Fortress, Skupi etc. have existed in continuation from the antiquity (some even from neolitic period) until 4th, 5th, 6th AD and some even into the medieval period. Perhaps what you're suggesting is that there are no new settlement...
by jorgios
Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: how he looked
Replies: 17
Views: 3228

Re: how he looked

Well, i always assumed from the Pompei Mosaic that he had an auburn to medium brown colored hair. Judging from this detail, and also the part of the world that he was from, i find it doubtful that he had the color of hair that he is often romantically portrayed with(that is light blonde). I wouldnt ...
by jorgios
Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Archers in Alexander's army.
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: The Archers in Alexander's army.

I was always under the impression that the Ancient Greeks found the bow and arrow to be somewhat effeminate(sp?) and therefore eastern-leaning or persian leaning. They of course associated effeminacy(sp?) with cowardice, so they associated asians and persian in particular with cowardice. Interesting...
by jorgios
Tue Dec 30, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: A trilogy of books
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Alexander's Dog

if i am not mistaken, Plutarch mentions that Alexander had a dog, whom he "loved very much". or something to that effect.
by jorgios
Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Maps
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

hi ruthaki

i found this excerpt, hope it helps a little for info on ancient ink: Pliny and Dioscorides have given the formulas for the writing inks used by the Greek and Roman scribes immediately before and during their time. Pliny declares that the ink of the bookmakers was made of soot, charcoal and gum, alt...
by jorgios
Tue Dec 02, 2003 12:24 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Maps
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Maps

I am guessing that they would not have used parchment/skins because this invetion was not used in the classical world until it was founded by one of the diadachoi kings of pergamum(not sure which one, however) during an blockade on trade with Egypt's Ptolemies. I guess they would have used papyrus o...
by jorgios
Tue Nov 25, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: one more film?
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Bravo!!

I always thought the only way you could do the story of Alexander justice was to make a trilogy. Really, there is no other way! After hearing this i am quite happy!tee hee.Jorge