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by sikander
Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Publicity for my novel Shadow of the Lion
Replies: 3
Views: 2860

Re: Publicity for my novel Shadow of the Lion

Greetings Ruthaki,

Best of success on your book! Looking forward to seeing it reviewed on Pothos!

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: For those who haven't seen it
Replies: 0
Views: 3869

For those who haven't seen it

Greetings,

I know many of you are familiar with this, but for those who have not seen it yet: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/01 ... ki-subway/

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Horseback riding in the Hellenistic Era
Replies: 17
Views: 8401

Re: Horseback riding in the Hellenistic Era

Greetings, Good discussion. As an equestrian, I would like to point out that, as indicated through mention of Indians and Numidians, non-bitted riding can be done with hakma (the inspiration for the modern bosals and hackamore), bosals, hackamores, cross-unders, cavessons/sidepulls, lip ropes, and s...
by sikander
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:57 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: ATG Geography: WHERE IS NORA? + FORCED MARCHES
Replies: 80
Views: 33314

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

Greetings, Amyntoros,

Thank you for moving this to another thread. It makes it easier to access..

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"
Replies: 39
Views: 24005

Re: My novel "Shadow of the Lion"

Greetings Ruthaki, Please keep us updated on your book; there have been good suggestions on how to publish outside of print, and I know some writers are finding success that way. Though many of us prefer print, we also recognize it *is* perceived as a dying form (which is tragic). I look forward to ...
by sikander
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm Baaaack!
Replies: 3
Views: 3612

Re: I'm Baaaack!

Greetings Amyntoros,

Was glad to read you are well- I wondered how you were handling the storms. I suspect globally everyone is starting to ask what steps might be taken in future to prepare for such occurrences....

Welcome back!
Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Whee "foot soldier" :D
Replies: 15
Views: 25006

Re: Whee "foot soldier" :D

Greetings All,

Amusing... on all counts

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:02 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!
Replies: 39
Views: 23850

Re: Did Alexander dislike ugly people??!!

Greetings, Good discussion to come back to after a long absence! I agree with the others- I am afraid that when you read modern historians, you have to read with an understanding that most writers have a tendency to "interpret" character without much to back it up- Green does this in a big...
by sikander
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander
Replies: 13
Views: 8901

Re: Re-writing my Novel on Alexander

Greetings to our new writers.

Best of luck on your work!

I have not been on the forum much of late due to preparing for a major move (that will happily allow me more access to civilization <laughing>), but I am looking forward to all the new works coming in.

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Mary Renault's "Persian Boy"
Replies: 6
Views: 5838

Re: Mary Renault's "Persian Boy"

Greetings,

Just a note to say how thoroughly I enjoyed this thread. That Mary Renault knew how to craft a story is evident when people are still deemed "the next Mary Renault' (though most fail the comparison in the end).

Regards,
Sikander
by sikander
Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Personality test.
Replies: 21
Views: 10606

Re: Personality test.

Greetings Lysis, Thank you- I try to keep things in perspective and in the context of time, place, position, people, and opportunity. To me, that is the only way to study any person. If we focus too much on one aspect, we lose sight of the fact that many factors can come into play. No individual dev...
by sikander
Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:57 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Personality test.
Replies: 21
Views: 10606

Re: Personality test.

Greetings, I think the biggest people have trying to "understand" Alexander is that they tend to perceive of him as "different" than other men, whereas he is understandable if one considers his actions from a simple human perspective. While I agree that most psychoanalysis is pro...
by sikander
Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Alexander's Discretion & Hephaistion
Replies: 47
Views: 23858

Re: Alexander's Discretion & Hephaistion

Greetings, Interesting discussion.. Good line, this: "Powerful, skilled and incorruptible. Truly a man to fear." And says much about the man in the context of his time and place. These men, and their interrelationships, are not difficult to understand when you consider they were powerful m...
by sikander
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: NEWLY PUBLISHED NOVEL ON ALEXANDER & HEPHAISTION
Replies: 8
Views: 5482

Re: NEWLY PUBLISHED NOVEL ON ALEXANDER & HEPHAISTION

Greetings Lysis, Nicely handled. There are proven, published authors and writers who visit this site regularly; they are your best advisers. Most of them will offer constructive criticism even if they don't necessarily think your story will work. Hear them out, then, using their experience to your b...
by sikander
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:10 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 1
Views: 5023

Re: Hello to all

Greetings, I might be interested in helping, though to be fair, I do a lot of editing for a number of writers and I can be somewhat "hard". You can write me privately at [email protected].com. Because several of us use that mail, put Attn:Sikander in the subject. Be sure to give some...