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by amyntoros
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Now you've got me totally confused because I don't know who is saying what. The "reconstructed" images on the right are definitely Nikes - who is it that says they are sphinxes? I can't view the video of the freeze for some reason, maybe because I don't do Facebook. As for the figures on either side...
by amyntoros
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:10 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

I agree Andrew, it is straightforward to refute that, but I dont think Lefantzis and other go around forums and the social media taking requests and answering them. . . Agree, and to support your remarks there's the following from an Archaeology and arts blog which quotes from the conference. First...
by amyntoros
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Sadly much of the commentary they've released about this site seems more intended towards 'politics' (of all types). Think it's long been commented on in this most lengthy thread. And politics are still being discussed. Here's a blog post on the subject which I wasn't sure whether to post or not. I...
by amyntoros
Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Nice line drawing of part of the frieze in the tomb. Originally posted (and created by) Cri(si) nella Cripta on Twitter. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cc8qe09WoAIs4zZ.jpg:large Did they show any more photographs of the paintings at the conference? I'm fairly certain that the ones posted online so far ...
by amyntoros
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

I don't think people are merely questioning the origin of the relationship of Olympias with snakes. It's more your conviction that where there is a snake it must mean Olympias, as if there could be no other reason for the portrayal of a serpent. If you don't see this as an indication of confirmation...
by amyntoros
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:54 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Neither would I describe Cassander as a teddy-bear. He was clearly a vicious and deadly individual. However, he had to operate within the political realities. Antigonus and the other generals required him to respect the succession of the royal family, because they were not prepared to see Cassander...
by amyntoros
Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

The inscriptions suggest that Alexander's agents had paid for the blocks, in which case they would have been "crown property". So we are looking at re-use in the next major project sponsored by the Macedonian Royal Family, which is also significant, because it means that the tomb should really be f...
by amyntoros
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

... ...Therefore the Amphipolis tomb is the grave of another immensely important individual who died within a decade or so after Alexander's death and has nothing to do with Hephaistion. The tomb has been dated that accurately? To within a decade or so after Alexander's death? Not being facetious -...
by amyntoros
Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philip in Lefkada (Ionian island)
Replies: 4
Views: 2911

Re: Philip in Lefkada (Ionian island)

Unfortunately my books are in semi-permanent storage pending another (much?) later move so I can only give an educated guess here, but there is some implication on the web that Lefkada was an ally of Athens at Chaeronea. If so, Lefkada would have technically suffered a defeat against Macedonia, and ...
by amyntoros
Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 362487

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

This is a photograph of one of the coins found: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ylUs2UhagOA/Vg2FAYLnyyI/AAAAAAAADlY/40bj52_z2Ec/s640/%25CE%25A7%25CE%25B1%25CE%25BB%25CE%25BA%25CE%25B9%25CE%25BD%25CE%25BF%2B%25CE%2591%25CE%259B%25CE%2595%25CE%259E%25CE%2591%25CE%259D%25CE%2594%25CE%25A1%25CE%259F%25CE%25A5...
by amyntoros
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens
Replies: 38
Views: 12483

Re: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens

Evidently no comprehensive search has been performed by Stewart (or his reference on the matter: Comparanda , Morrow, 1985). Now, this bothers me somewhat - a statement conjured from thin air that not one but two academics failed to do a "comprehensive search" regarding a subject in which they spec...
by amyntoros
Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens
Replies: 38
Views: 12483

Re: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens

Stewart's argument seems to be that he has not noticed such boots in 4th century BC artworks, but that is not a sound argument, because absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. I'm afraid I must disagree. Absence of evidence is normally a sound argument and is certainly used in academic deba...
by amyntoros
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: H.H (Holding Hands)
Replies: 7
Views: 2969

Re: H.H (Holding Hands)

system1988 wrote:I take advantage of small oportunities such as this in order to post as this ability (to post) won't be available to me in the near future.
Does this mean we will be losing you on Pothos. Please say it isn't so!

Best Regards,
by amyntoros
Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens
Replies: 38
Views: 12483

Re: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens

Regarding the boots, although Stewart expresses his opinion in a very forthright and confident fashion, the wearing of flip-flops does not in itself exclude the wearing of wellington boots and there appear to be plenty of counter-examples where exactly the same open-toed boots with flaps etc are wo...
by amyntoros
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'
Replies: 129
Views: 47573

Re: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'

In fact, I should very much like to see the subject of "The date of the assassination of Philip II and accession of Alexander the III " split off at my post at Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:27 am and become a separate thread. The first part of my post down to: "With so many uncertainties, any attempt to estab...