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by Nicator
Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:44 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: STRABON
Replies: 8
Views: 4057

Re: STRABON

Hello, It is kind of ironic that Demosthenes refers to the Macedonians as "barbarians"...even as he and his fellow politicians take payoffs from Macedon and Persia. I guess it was a sort of we'll call you whatever we feel like calling you in the public eye, but behind the Athenian public back we'll ...
by Nicator
Thu Jul 18, 2002 9:01 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: State of Illinois 92nd General Assembly Legislation
Replies: 5
Views: 2864

Re: State of Illinois 92nd General Assembly Legislation

...HOLY CRAP!!!and I live in this state...? This is the state which also passed legislation to have the lights on when the windshield wipers are on? Please god, let me get a new job in a different state...far, far away from here...soon...
later Nicator
by Nicator
Tue Jul 16, 2002 9:18 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Fall of Alexander the Great's dynasty
Replies: 6
Views: 4584

Re: The Fall of Alexander the Great's dynasty

Hi Chris and Ruthaki, I just watched that mini-series again the other day...it is very interesting, but Michael Woods is a little hard to take sometimes. He may be a bit disallusioned? by Alexander, and I think he might have even said this a few times while narrating the trek. Of course, he does hav...
by Nicator
Fri Jul 12, 2002 9:01 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Strength and Weaknesses
Replies: 6
Views: 6289

Re: Strength and Weaknesses

Hello, I would say that his extraordinary ambition was not a weakness, but rather a unique quality which when combined with his royal-military upbringing, the Aristotelian education, and his nearly superhuman physical constitution differentiated him from every human being that has ever lived.He was ...
by Nicator
Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:49 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Re: Alexander Movies

...almost forgot about the 90's B-movie..."The Sword of Alexander" starring that guy from the TV show Renegade...In this movie, this sword is discovered to have strange powers over it's owners and anybody who goes against the bearer of this sword is doomed to failure, and certain death...as if a swo...
by Nicator
Sun Mar 17, 2002 5:41 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 2186

Alexander Movies

There have been several movies on Alexander the Great. Most notably was the Richard Burton version done in 1956...there were some memorable scenes in this 3 hour plus yawner, but hardly worth the lost time if you are looking for entertainment or facts...check out the IDB, (internet movie database) a...
by Nicator
Sat Feb 23, 2002 4:31 am
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexander film
Replies: 5
Views: 4236

Re: Alexander film

I don't know this guy's work (Ledger), but if he's the boy that was killed by bayonet from the antagonist British guy...then I know at least one movie of his. We didn't see enough of him in that film to make a decision on whether or not he'd make a decent ATG, but it's at least not appalling (like L...
by Nicator
Sat Feb 23, 2002 4:17 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's childhood?
Replies: 8
Views: 5769

Re: Alexander's childhood?

...aahhhh, very good point Kit! So it is with relative certainty (I say relative, because there is nothing about this genre which can be said to be certain) safe to say that Alexander was still in frequent contact with Olympias...perhaps still living in the same residence well through adolescence, a...
by Nicator
Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:32 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: books on alexander's military skill?
Replies: 7
Views: 5322

Re: books on alexander's military skill?

Not to dismiss any of the aforementioned material...but let's not forget about the old classic primary source...Arrian! He was, afterall, a general who probably knew his subject better than all the authors mentioned to date.
later Nicator
by Nicator
Wed Feb 20, 2002 4:18 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's childhood?
Replies: 8
Views: 5769

Alexander's childhood?

My boss pointed out the other day that Alexander was removed from his mother at an early age...this did not occur to me, as I alway assumed that although he was from the age of 7 being tutored by his uncle Leonidas, he was still around his mom...can anybody help me out on this one?
later Nicator
by Nicator
Tue Feb 19, 2002 10:44 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Genes and environment
Replies: 8
Views: 5911

Re: Genes and environment

I checked those studies out, they were performed at the University of Minnesota...and sadly were later found to be greatly flawed. Many of the twins involved in the study were coaxed and prodded by the interviewers to give answers that the interviewers wanted. But, some of the similarities were unca...
by Nicator
Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:35 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Peritas
Replies: 0
Views: 4939

Peritas

Hey fellow Pothos people,
I discovered Peritas, Alexander's dog in Plutarch...towards the end after the Battle on the river Hydaspes, when Bucephalus moved on for a better world...later Nicator
by Nicator
Sat Feb 16, 2002 2:30 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: a response -to yours about Rome vs. Alexander!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 4222

Re: a response -to yours about Rome vs. Alexander!!!!

...a very good point Marcus. A friend and I have this argument on the train quite often...who was better, Alexander or Caesar? While I contend without discussion that there were none better than Alexander, but Caesar was a good runner-up, he contends that Caesar was better because he had the advanta...
by Nicator
Sun Feb 10, 2002 9:09 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: On the Sarissa
Replies: 1
Views: 3267

On the Sarissa

It's my understanding that the Sarissa was of graded length, and only the 1st four rows carried it...presumably the last four rows did as well, but my translation doesn't clarify. It was a large cornel wood pike, which took 2 hands to hold. It had a larger diameter than a spear and gave the Macedoni...