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by amyntoros
Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Meaning of Greek names
Replies: 20
Views: 7258

Re: Meaning of Greek names

Hello Amazon Queen:Regarding the pronunciation of Hephaistion, I always thought it was as you explained (eph-ais-TEE-ohn) this being the pronunciation used in almost all BBC/Discovery Channel/History channel productions. However, Dr. Jeanne Reames-Zimmerman gives an example of pronunciation based on...
by amyntoros
Sun Apr 27, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: An Alexander play by Voltaire
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Re: An Alexander play by Voltaire

During a web search I found out that Voltaire's play was turned into an opera by a composer called Spontini. Called "Olympia," it was written in 1819. There is a CD available which has a review on the web and says that the plot concerns the rivals Cassander, Prince of Macedonia, and Antigonus, forme...
by amyntoros
Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Flatterers of Alexander
Replies: 7
Views: 2220

Re: Flatterers of Alexander

Thanks so much, Susan, for this information. I hadn't made the connection. Do you think it really makes sense for Medius to have been involved in Alexander's death? As you said, he was a friend before the Persian campaign (I didn't know that before) and had travelled for ten years with Alexander. He...
by amyntoros
Tue Apr 15, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Cleitus deserve to be killed?
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Did Cleitus deserve to be killed?

Hello Jan, and thanks for the welcome. I've bought four volumes of the Moralia so far and am definitely enjoying reading them. Every so often, when reading a modern biography of Alexander, I will wonder where the writer found a certain bit of information that isn't in Arrian, Curtius, Diodorus, or P...
by amyntoros
Sat Apr 12, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Cleitus deserve to be killed?
Replies: 15
Views: 4253

Re: Did Cleitus deserve to be killed?

Hello:I'm a British expat living in New York and have been following the postings on the forum for some time now, but have rarely posted myself. (I feel like a bit of an outsider all the way over here and a little envious of what is obviously a great "community" of admirers of Alexander!) I just sta...
by amyntoros
Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaistion's
Replies: 4
Views: 1908

Re: Hephaistion's

There is a photograph of this bust of Hephaistion on page 96 of "Alexander the Great, Son of the Gods" by Alan Fildes and Joann Fletcher. The acknowledgement's page for the photographs gives credit to the Art Archive in London, but also lists the Museo del Prado, Madrid. "In the Footsteps of Alexand...
by amyntoros
Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: HBO "Fire From Heaven" TV series?
Replies: 28
Views: 7414

Re: HBO

Hello:This is my first post to the forum though I have been reading and enjoying the conversations and debates here for quite some time now.I have also seen the site with the supposed scripts for the HBO mini-series, though I have no idea what their sources were. However, the series has been scrappe...