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  Topic: Can you believe?
Tino

Replies: 5
Views: 5445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:56 pm   Subject: Can you believe?
I can enjoy a movie just like anyone else, however, being a history buff I expect any historical depiction to be realtively acurate. Ex. Troy made me sick to my stomach with all the blatant historical ...
  Topic: Can you believe?
Tino

Replies: 5
Views: 5445

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 8:03 pm   Subject: Can you believe?
I have been following the production of this movie since 2002, closely studying the cast, the scripts, sets, locations, budgets, and historical advisors.
And I have yet to watch this film.....

I f ...
  Topic: Who would Alexander be today?
Tino

Replies: 21
Views: 24116

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:50 pm   Subject: Who would Alexander be today?
It's a fact that Hitler took on the known world and was a very articulate and persuasive speaker (we won't touch the subject of his tactical military knowledge or his sanity) and I think those are tra ...
  Topic: Who would Alexander be today?
Tino

Replies: 21
Views: 24116

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 9:51 pm   Subject: Who would Alexander be today?
Here's a risky reply:

He would be a "sane Hitler".
I say this because I don't see how Alexander would've ever been a peaceful man, he longed for conquest and glory (as did all ancient Greek rulers ...
  Topic: Epics:
Tino

Replies: 2
Views: 4573

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 6:19 pm   Subject: Epics:
I'd like to know what films others on here may consider of "Epic proportions" my definition of "Epics" are moves that are uncomparable and are on a level of their own. Lavish sets, foreign locations, ...
  Topic: Your Family Tree
Tino

Replies: 14
Views: 14885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:47 pm   Subject: Your Family Tree
LOL I highly doubt it, "higher social distinction" just meant you were respected, nobility is a whole different concept, but it did make my family's last name much longer than it originall was! Razz
  Topic: Your Family Tree
Tino

Replies: 14
Views: 14885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:15 pm   Subject: "Hatzi" Origins
This is all I could find Vulgaren:
What does the Hatzis name mean?
Last Name: Hatzis
Greek: from the vocabulary word hatzis ‘pilgrim (to Jerusalem)’, related to the Arabic hajji ‘pilgrim (t ...
  Topic: Football
Tino

Replies: 23
Views: 14707

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:51 pm   Subject: Football
Newcastle
  Topic: Your Family Tree
Tino

Replies: 14
Views: 14885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:03 pm   Subject: Your Family Tree
For those curious:
Based on letters, journals and birth records and real estate holdings, I've discovered my father's family changed names 5 generations ago, the furthest back I can trace was that th ...
  Topic: Your Family Tree
Tino

Replies: 14
Views: 14885

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:46 pm   Subject: Your Family Tree
I've traced by my family tree to the mid 1800's during the Ottoman occupation (letters, journals etc) It took a very long time but was well worth it.
  Topic: HOW DOES IT FEEL?
Tino

Replies: 3
Views: 5045

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:37 pm   Subject: HOW DOES IT FEEL?
The majority of the Albanians have come into Greece within the last 20 years of their own volition (many illegally) due to economic opportunities in Greece.

So your question is besides the point, a ...
  Topic: Other movies
Tino

Replies: 2
Views: 5417

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:07 pm   Subject: Other movies
Although I am very much looking forward to seeing Gates of Fire on the big screen (rumour has it George Clooney will be Leonidas) it should be noted that the book by Pressfiled is a fictitious story b ...
  Topic: Elgin Marbles
Tino

Replies: 15
Views: 14889

PostForum: General Discussion   Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:26 pm   Subject: Elgin Marbles
So let me get this right, if a nation attacks and enslaves another, and then starts selling off their national treasures, this is fair right?
Sounds like you should be a Republican....
  Topic: Alexander-Phillip what do these names mean??
Tino

Replies: 43
Views: 32363

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:20 pm   Subject: Alexander-Phillip what do these names mean??
I beg to differ on the meaning of "Alexandros"
Alexandros comes from Greek alexein "to defend, help" and aner "man" (genitive andros).
Therefore Alexandros stands for Defender of men.
  Topic: Alexandar The Great Quotes
Tino

Replies: 12
Views: 9793

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:59 pm   Subject: Alexandar The Great Quotes
Thank you Vulgaren, you saved me the trouble of posting that.

As far as I can tell, Arian and Plutarch are the 2 most acurate sources for Alexander the Great's campaigns, if someone knows of anythi ...
 
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