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by sean_m
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

I would expect that losing, killing, or having to send away so many friends unsettled Alexander, and so did going from a boy who might or might not become king to king of a small kingdom to King of the World with rituals and flunkies to keep others from getting close or saying impolitic things. The ...
by sean_m
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Power causes Brain Damage?
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

Re: Power causes Brain Damage?

As an ordinary person who has lived his whole life in small countries next to large countries with powerful people, I can't comment on this thread without getting political, except to say that they seem to be describing a truism in medicalized language which someone from another culture could descri...
by sean_m
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Kathleen Toohey on the Pinarus River
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Kathleen Toohey on the Pinarus River

https://www.academia.edu/38915045/Battl ... arus_River

She has a series of articles, I think they are based on an old MA or PhD thesis which she is revising.

This used to be a 'session' but I can't find that now.
by sean_m
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 10005

Re: phpBB updated

For my own site I am looking into static site generators like Hugo. They seem a way better choice than Wordpress if you don't want comments and like buttons and the ability to edit your site from the beach and all that other rubbish which creates security holes and creates the possibility of a datab...
by sean_m
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES
Replies: 80
Views: 33282

Re: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES

This is a very good thread, the digressions are all 'good digressions' and I agree that the rules of thumb people suggest are trustworthy rules of thumb. I found a Robert Rollinger footnote on the location of Thapsacus, from Robert Rollinger, "Griechische Spezialisten im alten Vorderasien, oder...
by sean_m
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: phpBB updated
Replies: 14
Views: 10005

Re: phpBB updated

Thanks Thomas. Keeping all of these threads available is important, there are some good discussions and people put in a lot of work.
by sean_m
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES
Replies: 80
Views: 33282

Re: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES

Also, I agree with Xenophon that the location of Thapsacus is very much unknown. That is another area which won't be safe for scholarly ramblers for a good long time, but at least until the site is found nobody can loot it into a crater-field. As Agesilaos said, maps, even in scholarly books by univ...
by sean_m
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: New website
Replies: 3
Views: 3374

Re: New website

That is OK Alexias, just one step at a time!

I will be making some changes to my own site, I want a static site to go with the blog and I want to move off Automattic's servers.
by sean_m
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES
Replies: 80
Views: 33282

Re: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES

Apropos of nothing I see that the Ancient World Mapping Center has a (script-heavy!) map of where Duane Roller thinks Nora was. She has just published a commentary to Strabo's Geography. http://awmc.unc.edu/awmc/applications/strabo/ I find the Barrington Atlas of the Classical World and Der Neue Pau...
by sean_m
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Map of Alexander's campaign in Balkans
Replies: 8
Views: 3087

Re: Map of Alexander's campaign in Balkans

I am glad you found them! Hammond loved rambling about that area, sometimes with a Sten gun and sometimes with a collection of archaeology books and notepads. And maps are expensive to design. Another reason to wish we had the first two books of Curtius! He probably had a detailed narrative with the...
by sean_m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Two views on Sparta and the Laconians
Replies: 2
Views: 4092

Re: Two views on Sparta and the Laconians

Also, in case Rahe stumbles over this thread ... the review is very critical, but it seems that it can't point to errors of fact , and that because it is so accusatory it describes points of disagreement clearly which another reviewer might mush behind vague words. Whether its charges are fair is so...
by sean_m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Armenian Alexander Romance translation
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

Re: Armenian Alexander Romance translation

I am glad you found it helpful! We tend to forget about Armenia because their glory days were a bit late for classical history and a bit far away from the stories we tell about medieval and modern history, and because so many of them ended up living in other countries (remember when Cilicia was Less...
by sean_m
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Two views on Sparta and the Laconians
Replies: 2
Views: 4092

Two views on Sparta and the Laconians

I think that this review by Donald Lateiner of Paul Rahe, The Spartan Regime: Its Character, Origins, and Grand Strategy (2016) talks about the main ways scholars disagree about how to study early Greece (including thinly-recorded places like Macedonia before Philip): should we rely on contemporary,...
by sean_m
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Armed Force in the Teispid-Achaemenid Empire
Replies: 1
Views: 3843

Armed Force in the Teispid-Achaemenid Empire

For good or bad, my doctoral dissertation on the armies of the Achaemenids is now available for download at http://diglib.uibk.ac.at/urn:nbn:at:at-ubi:1-30064 I do not have much to say about the armies of Artaxerxes III and Darius III, because the sources are so poor, but I do have one question wher...
by sean_m
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Battle of Magnesia
Replies: 55
Views: 32231

Re: Battle of Magnesia

Probably, you would have to ask him. The version I heard was in a lecture, I don't know how it relates to the things he has already published and whether he plans to turn it into an article. Here is the abstract https://www.uibk.ac.at/zentrum-alte-kulturen/veranstaltungen/vafolder2018/20181113stroot...