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by amyntoros
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander the Great in early Medieval Russia
Replies: 6
Views: 3320

Re: Alexander the Great in early Medieval Russia

Here's an 82 page pdf from Julianna Lees, Montagrier, June 2012. It includes photographs and articles by others, all on the single subject of Alexander ascending in the heavens. Nice!

http://www.green-man-of-cercles.org/art ... xander.pdf

Best Regards,
by amyntoros
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Macedonian Military Numbers
Replies: 136
Views: 36681

Re: Macedonian Military Numbers

Amyntoros wrote: For the record I am making an observation as a member. Disagreements based on the translation of a single word or phrase keep happening time and time and time again in these current debates. As all parties involved seek to establish the "likeliest" meaning according to their own in...
by amyntoros
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Macedonian Military Numbers
Replies: 136
Views: 36681

Re: Macedonian Military Numbers

For the record I am making an observation as a member. Disagreements based on the translation of a single word or phrase keep happening time and time and time again in these current debates. As all parties involved seek to establish the "likeliest" meaning according to their own interpretation, then...
by amyntoros
Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Macedonian Military Numbers
Replies: 136
Views: 36681

Re: Macedonian Military Numbers

A thorough presentation, but amidst all the definitions I don’t see “retire”, which is certainly not the same as ‘dismiss’, ‘discharge’ etc. So Paralus’ usage is not what the sources say. Originally, Alexander’s stated aim was to retain 13,000 infantry ( and 2,000 cavalry), which would imply he int...
by amyntoros
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Macedonian Military Numbers
Replies: 136
Views: 36681

Re: Macedonian Military Numbers

Neoptolemos had already been left in Armenia with his Macedonians who must have been from the Royal army. So nice try but no cigar and no source references to trouble in Kilikia requiring 4-10,000 veterans to supress it. Further indication of the generally peaceful nature of Asia Minor can be glean...
by amyntoros
Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Hephaestion
Replies: 27
Views: 9708

Re: Hephaestion

Years ago Marcus and I put together Word files of all the Alexander sources using, wherever possible, out of copyright translations. We then created various sub files; characters, religion, sexuality, etc., etc. The intent was that these files would be available to anyone who requested them. I do ha...
by amyntoros
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's Grave Will Be found
Replies: 11
Views: 4048

Re: Alexander's Grave Will Be found

The sources are clear that there was evisceration of the corpse to suppress internal rotting (Curtius 10.10.13). Then the cadaver was preserved in perfumes, spices and honey (Curtius 10.10.13 & Armenian Alexander Romance 283 & Julius Valerius 3.57). Proper permanent (Egyptian) mummification would h...
by amyntoros
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:16 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

Thanks for the clarification. I am not sure if he was the one who makes the BCH summaries, I read directly from what BCH uses for a source of the summaries. In the latest years of Kastas excavations Lazarides discovered layers of burning on Kastas, some of which were very extended. One of those yea...
by amyntoros
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:17 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 .'

We're starting to slip back into old habits here which I'm sorry to see. I don't think this particular subject has been discussed elsewhere in such depth and to date I have appreciated seeing the differing viewpoints. And that is what they are - differing viewpoints. Can we all agree on this and qui...
by amyntoros
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:43 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 .'

Where ankylosis occurs, in the vast majority of cases it is congenital but occasionally can occur as a result of injury or diseases such as syphilis or tuberculosis. It is not usually possible to decide which from the actual bone, save in rare cases such as the York one, where you are correct that ...
by amyntoros
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:19 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 second rosette The photo comes from http://www.diary.ru, but you have to be a member to see it. It originally comes from the Science and Life Russian magazine but I haven't been able to find the original. It's quite a popular Russian magazine with good reputation intended for general public. I ...
by amyntoros
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:53 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

There were hints just under a year ago that there was epigraphic evidence, but an absolute refusal to confirm it. I think a certain level of cynicism about the politics and funding involved is more than warranted really. The cynic in me wonders whether only sufficient rope was presented for certain...
by amyntoros
Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Ear - Springtime for Arrian...and Diodoros
Replies: 62
Views: 23415

Re: Ear - Springtime for Arrian...and Diodoros

Totally off topic ... but are you guys talking rugby? Only asking 'cause my twitter feeds have something about Japan beating South Africa which is apparently huge!
by amyntoros
Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pup Culture: “Alexander and Diogenes”
Replies: 1
Views: 3327

Pup Culture: “Alexander and Diogenes”

Yes, the subject header is correct - that's "pup culture" not "pop culture". :) The sub-header is "Landseer’s Little Joke on Us", as written by Bud Boccone at this website. Nice little article (and a marvelous painting that I shamefully admit I did not know about). http://cdn.akc.org/akcdoglovers/La...
by amyntoros
Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: "I carried in my hands his light – like a small shield- body"
Replies: 11
Views: 3925

Re: "I carried in my hands his light – like a small shield- body"

. Her book put me to thinking . The lady in question may either be rather sly or idiotic but she did find something in that desert . I just expressed my desire for us having the ability to know - should a miracle took place- from official scientific sources what sort of monument this is (having so ...