Search found 201 matches

by sikander
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: New book reviews wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 16

New book reviews wanted

Greetings to new members and old! Inviting all to submit book reviews for new fiction releases and new non-fiction. If you go to the Home page, you can look at the older reviews and check out book reviews on the forum section also to see what we are looking for and how other members have done review...
by sikander
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Reminder to New and Established Pothosians
Replies: 0
Views: 791

Reminder to New and Established Pothosians

Greetings, Just a reminder that Pothos is more than just the Forum; and for those of you who are "new", you might enjoy visiting Home and reading a bit about the history of Pothos, how to support it and some of the other content, including but not limited to book reviews, a travel guide, b...
by sikander
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:23 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: what is the origin of this proverb
Replies: 11
Views: 41234

Re: what is the origin of this proverb

Greetings Persian, It is unfortunate that you made a decision to post on this site in the manner you did. You might have tried opening a discussion comparing various Persian kings before and during the time of Alexander; that would have been interesting, considering the beginnings and contributions ...
by sikander
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The inscription of Bahariya temple
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: The inscription of Bahariya temple

Greetings Hiphys, Thank you for posting this. Academia.edu and jstor are good sources (though not always peer-reviewed) for updates in the latest theories and discoveries (and debates!) in the ancient world, so well worth joining. I know a writer who is addressing this very subject, so will share yo...
by sikander
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Question for members
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Question for members

Good evening. I recently wrote a review on amazon for the two books of the English writer Philip Remus( a pseudonime ? ) His amazing books of the trilogy , Gods of Men ',, When the Spartan are Made, and ,Deliaca,overcame my laziness. Unfortunately this very good author is lost somewhere ( i had mad...
by sikander
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Question for members
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Question for members

Greetings Pothosians, Are there any members who have reviewed book drafts, or reviewed newly issued historical fiction? Any members who review both novels and short stories? Any members who do artwork for books? If you do artwork, is there a site where your work is available for viewing? Regards, Si...
by sikander
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Consequences of Actions
Replies: 0
Views: 2189

Consequences of Actions

Greetings, Looking at events that occurred just over the initial two week period following the death of Alexander, I am interested in what members feel might have been the power dynamics and relationships between the "primary players". Your thoughts, perhaps on: 1) the Council of Four? 2) ...
by sikander
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Light

Greetings Alexias, So far no problem on my end with light; most of my problem has been that when I <can> log in, I keep getting logged off and told I have to log in again to post or comment/reply, but repeated attempts to log in keep failing. But it seems to be a sporadic problem. Thanks for the wor...
by sikander
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Barbarian.
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Barbarian.

Greetings Jeanne,

Yes, I can post off and on; I often seem to get logged out when I try to post a reply or new topic.

Thank you for the expanded thoughts on the meaning of "barbarian". It <is> interesting how words can change meaning over time!

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Light
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Light

Greetings,

Not sure what you are referring to here.
You might try contacting Alexias with a more precise description of the issue.

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Barbarian.
Replies: 6
Views: 623

Re: Barbarian.

Greetings Dean, If I recall correctly, simply put, the term originally meant someone who was not Greek, or did not speak Greek, or did not follow Greek customs. It was the Romans who began to add more meaning to the word, but I believe the additional meaning of "savage" or what have you be...
by sikander
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Updated layout
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Updated layout

Many thanks!
by sikander
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Xenophon
Replies: 11
Views: 3289

Re: Xenophon

Greetings, Thank you for letting us know of this loss to Pothos. While the loss to the Forum is great, I can imagine your personal loss will be felt most keenly, and for that, I am sorry. Looking back at some of his posts, I can see his will be large shoes to fill - may he bring inspiration to membe...
by sikander
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: New cult of Alexander
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: New cult of Alexander

Greetings, Dino, It depends on which you are referring to. Is it a group of fans or hobbyists of Alexander solely, or a group of people who are interested in the historical/cultural aspects? There may be on-line groups but if you are referring to groups that have a physical presence as well: One is ...
by sikander
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"
Replies: 8
Views: 4303

Re: "Trampling in the Land of Woe"

This is interesting. Thanks. I looked it up, but it costs somewhere around $150 used. I may collect ATG fiction, but that's too rich for my blood. LOL! Still, the author seems to have a page on Goodreads. Their may be another option to get a hold of the novel. Greetings Jeanne, I read this book for...