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  Topic: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
allison

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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:00 am   Subject: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
Chapter 5
The argument, on the contrary, about not leaving a son who could be played like a pawn by Antipater and Parmenion sounds reasonable, at least as a possibility.
Now this, I don't understan ...
  Topic: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
allison

Replies: 275
Views: 149098

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:50 am   Subject: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox


I didn't like that much how Caesar was played. It's not that "what's his name" isn't a good actor, but he overacts his character a bit and it doesn't come realistic. I watched some videos and list ...
  Topic: The Medieval Alexander Project
allison

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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 3:26 am   Subject: The Medieval Alexander Project
Looks like an interesting site Cool

Thanks for alerting us to it Smile
  Topic: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
allison

Replies: 275
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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:54 am   Subject: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox

I would love to know how Aristotle rated him as an intellect.I think that training in keeping an enquiring mind was something he could use all through his life and I love how his knowledge isn't jus ...
  Topic: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
allison

Replies: 275
Views: 149098

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 9:38 am   Subject: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
I'd forgotten how much Alexander did to cement his position at home before he journeyed to Persia - it was lovely to be reminded of it in RLF.

I must admit before I start that RLF is not my favouri ...
  Topic: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
allison

Replies: 275
Views: 149098

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:35 am   Subject: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
You and Joanna are meeting in Pella Cool Smile Cool That's great (very envious, by the way) You'll have to take lots of photo's &c of Alexander related sites and post them for the rest of us!! It' ...
  Topic: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
allison

Replies: 275
Views: 149098

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:25 am   Subject: "ALEXANDER THE GREAT", by Robin Lane Fox
Finally finished Uni and have time to post!!!!!

So we are on to Robin Lane Fox's biography? Is it Chapter 5 that we're up to?

Mel Gibson has bought the rights to Mary Renault's 'the Persian Boy ...
  Topic: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
allison

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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:09 am   Subject: Death of Hephaestion (paragraph 72)
Several things strike me from this passage. Firstly, the sentence:

'At this time it happened that Hephaestion had caught a fever, and being a young man who was accustomed to a soldier's life, he c ...
  Topic: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
allison

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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:26 am   Subject: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
Here is the last list of topics for Plutarch:

1- Donation to women. Tomb of Cyrus. Death of Calanus. (paragraph 69)
2- Drinking contest. Weddings at Susa. Payment of debts. (paragraph 70)
3- Disl ...
  Topic: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
allison

Replies: 440
Views: 218000

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Post Release   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:46 am   Subject: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
I'll take the Death of Hephaestion
  Topic: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
allison

Replies: 733
Views: 268819

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:09 am   Subject: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
The Richard Burton film is bad (no Hephastian, for example), but it was good at illustrating some of the fighting techniques used. The Osprey books on Alexander's Army recommended it as a good souce ...
  Topic: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
allison

Replies: 440
Views: 218000

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Post Release   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:02 am   Subject: Re: Death of Clitus Alexandros' regrets scene
The Bagoas dance is not just ***, its extremely political. It does play a part in the build up to this scene and the clash between Alexandros and Clitus because at the end of it the new world alli ...
  Topic: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
allison

Replies: 733
Views: 268819

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:33 am   Subject: Reading: Life of Alexander, by Plutarch
I haven't caught up with other posts yet, but I'm looking forward to being able to do so from now on! So appologies if my ponderings about Alexander according to Plutarch are a little odd.

Chapter ...
  Topic: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
allison

Replies: 440
Views: 218000

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Post Release   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:11 am   Subject: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
OK - had a very stressful Christmas, New Year, but am back now. I'm afraid I haven't have time to catch up on what others have said about previous scenes, but I'm going to comment about the arrival i ...
  Topic: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
allison

Replies: 440
Views: 218000

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Post Release   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2006 5:16 am   Subject: "Alexander." Discussing the movie scene by scene.
Just noticed this series of posts / thread - wow! Shocked Looks like a lot of fun! Very Happy Now that I'm free of books for a bit, I may actually get the chance to post a comment or two here aswell as the ...
 
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