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by Alexias
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Kastas Monument
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Kastas Monument

Thanks very much for the explanation.
by Alexias
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Kastas Monument
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Kastas Monument

Thanks for this. The tomb is not aligned with the centre of the mound. Does this argue that the mound was already in existence and was re-used for the tomb? The lion pedestal is also not aligned with the entrance to the tomb, so it would look as though the two were not designed as an single monument...
by Alexias
Fri Aug 20, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Update to the online database of the British museum
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Update to the online database of the British museum

Thanks for this! - I think they are having one or two teething problems as it crashed on me a couple of times.
by Alexias
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Chalkis, II
Replies: 4
Views: 6704

Re: Chalkis, II

Ah, I can see it now, thanks. I was confused because I thought it was a snake on the left.
by Alexias
Wed Aug 18, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Chalkis, II
Replies: 4
Views: 6704

Re: Chalkis, II

Hi Pauline,

Lovely, thanks. What is this though? It looks like something out of Aliens!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/193193907 ... 470758810/

A squid? An octopus?
by Alexias
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #10 - Athenaeus
Replies: 0
Views: 7142

The death of Alexander #10 - Athenaeus

Athenaeus: The Deipnosophistae Book X The Loeb edition © 1930 Taken from https://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Athenaeus/10C*.html No desire is more insistent than the desire to drink…. Hence also Sophocles says: 'Though you offered a thirsty man all sorts of wise conceits, you could no...
by Alexias
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #9 - Arrian
Replies: 0
Views: 4847

The death of Alexander #9 - Arrian

Arrian - The Campaigns of Alexander Translated by Aubrey de Selincourt ©1958 On his march to Babylon, Alexander ….was met by some Wise Men of the Chaldeans, who ... begged him to go no further, because their god Bel had foretold that if he entered the city at that time it would prove fatal to him. A...
by Alexias
Sun Jul 25, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #8 - Aelian
Replies: 0
Views: 4846

The death of Alexander #8 - Aelian

This passage from Aelian is often cited as the prelude to Alexander's death because it is believed to be based on the Royal Diaries written by Eumenes. However it does not actually say this and the month referred to is October. This translation is taken from here http://penelope.uchicago.edu/aelian/...
by Alexias
Sat Jul 17, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

Thanks.

You might be interested in this discussion on Mazaeus and Gaugamela https://www.academia.edu/s/fd640c9551 that s going on.
by Alexias
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

Does Bosworth suggest that Alexander had lost control of the army, or at least the Macedonian part of it? Or is he suggesting Alexander was driving the ferocity? But there again, the ferocity at Thebes and Tyre meant the Indian massacres were nothing new.
by Alexias
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #7 - Plutarch
Replies: 0
Views: 4858

The death of Alexander #7 - Plutarch

Plutarch: 'Alexander' translated by Ian Scott-Kilvert ©1973 73. Towards the end of the year Alexander travelled to Babylon. Before he arrived he was joined by Neachus… Neachus told him that he had met some Chaldeans who had advised the king to stay away from Babylon. Alexander paid no attention and...
by Alexias
Tue Jul 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: A B Bosworth: Conquest and Empire

I still haven't finished the essays in the second half of the book, but the theme of the biographical part of the work is definitely what started out as being an exciting Boy's Own adventure ended up being a bloody nightmare. The Indian campaign descends into rampaging massacres with little achieved...
by Alexias
Fri Jul 02, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #6 - The Armenian Alexander Romance
Replies: 0
Views: 4844

The death of Alexander #6 - The Armenian Alexander Romance

The (Armenian) Romance of Alexander the Great by Pseudo-Callisthenes translated by Albert Mugrdich Wolohojian ©1969 259 And he had written this letter to his mother, Olympias, while he was in Babylon and was preparing to quit his mortal life. And the evil spirit gave a great and clear sign, for thi...
by Alexias
Sun Jun 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #5 - Quintus Curtius Rufus
Replies: 0
Views: 4841

The death of Alexander #5 - Quintus Curtius Rufus

Quintus Curtius Rufus 'The history of Alexander' translated by John Yardley © 1984 Book Ten There is a large gap in the original text here 5. [1] Tears welled up as they looked at him, and they appeared not as an army visiting its king but one attending his funeral… [3] Incredibly, he maintained th...
by Alexias
Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The death of Alexander #4 - Justin
Replies: 0
Views: 4866

The death of Alexander #4 - Justin

Justin 'Epitome of the Philippic History of Pompeius Trogus' Translated by J C Yardley ©1997 Book 12 13 …(2) So far had the terror of his name pervaded the whole world that all nations were ready to fawn upon him as though he were destined to be their king. (3) For this reason he was making all has...