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  Topic: Did Alexander really invade India??
peritas

Replies: 60
Views: 47602

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:25 pm   Subject: Did Alexander really invade India??
there are some indications(renault in 'the nature of alexander'mentions them)that some scientists in his camp knew about ***,but they daren't tell alexander in case he started yet another campaign!
  Topic: Just Saw it!!!! Anyquestions are welcome
peritas

Replies: 16
Views: 21817

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Post Release   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:19 pm   Subject: Just Saw it!!!! Anyquestions are welcome
better-byterflies-The lion is a symbol of the greek hero hercules(from whom alexander claimed lineage).The eagle(zeus' eagle)was depicted on coins.As for the snake,signifies Olympias' fixation with th ...
  Topic: SAW THE MOVIE, IT SUCKS
peritas

Replies: 77
Views: 68943

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Post Release   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 3:14 pm   Subject: SAW THE MOVIE, IT SUCKS
havent seen the film yet,but read the reviews from NYT,Washington post,and CNN,and they are all bad(everything,from Collin's hair,to battle scenes been chaotic,to Stone's focusing too much on Alexande ...
  Topic: Alexander's height.
peritas

Replies: 34
Views: 18167

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:00 pm   Subject: Alexander's height.
there is a misconception that his first tutor was a spartan probably because his name was Leonidas,which is the name of an earlier famous spartan general.

but the tomb at aegai is (almost) certainl ...
  Topic: The Nature of Alexander
peritas

Replies: 11
Views: 10660

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 2:54 pm   Subject: The Nature of Alexander
"the nature of alexander"offers what is probably the best psychological profile of Alexander,and understanding of his personality.Others have offered morse extensive historical accounts,but Renault gi ...
  Topic: Was really Alexander homosexual?
peritas

Replies: 136
Views: 111482

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 2:38 pm   Subject: Was really Alexander homosexual?
though homosexuality was widespread in ancient greece(and did not carry any of the social prejudices it does today)it is a misconception to think that all students had to share their tutors'bed.Aristo ...
  Topic: Alexander vs. Julius Caesar
peritas

Replies: 32
Views: 27868

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:35 pm   Subject: Alexander vs. Julius Caesar
pleb-we dogs dont do nations.Greek and macedonian life were merged way before alexander,and by his time persian life was itself a merge of many others.The future of Egypt was altered by him(egypt was ...
  Topic: Angelina as Olympias
peritas

Replies: 19
Views: 39689

PostForum: Angelina Jolie   Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:26 pm   Subject: Angelina as Olympias
as for her tribe(the molossoi- a word that curiously greeks still use to decribe the breed of dogs known as'great danes'),it was a greek epirotic tribe whose centre of power was around the oracle of D ...
  Topic: Alexander The Great Mt.
peritas

Replies: 39
Views: 35153

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:48 pm   Subject: Alexander The Great Mt.
lala-read in the new york times a while ago that some people were objecting to the cutting of the mountain on envilronmental grounds,and that the(then)minister of culture was sympathetic to their obj ...
  Topic: Alexander vs. Julius Caesar
peritas

Replies: 32
Views: 27868

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:39 pm   Subject: Alexander vs. Julius Caesar
pleb-i agree that one can not make direct comparisons(though that is what is required in this particular forum).But i have to state that i do not think Alexander's military campaigns were his only ach ...
  Topic: Angelina as Olympias
peritas

Replies: 19
Views: 39689

PostForum: Angelina Jolie   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:30 pm   Subject: Angelina as Olympias
olympias and phillip met on the greek island of samothrace,during a religious festival famous for being orgiastic(being dionysiac and all).The site is under excavation.But i doubt whether steamy scene ...
  Topic: Bucephalus the horse
peritas

Replies: 5
Views: 15043

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Pre-Release   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:15 pm   Subject: Bucephalus the horse
must protest if i(peritas was alexander's dog)am not in the movie.
  Topic: Why is the philosopher Aristotle not a part of this movie?
peritas

Replies: 41
Views: 51107

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the Movie - Pre-Release   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:13 pm   Subject: Why is the philosopher Aristotle not a part of this movie?
thanks kevin,thats good to know.A figure way to important(and not just to alexander)to leave out.

am i in the film?(peritas was alexander's dog,a caucasian shepherd by some accounts)
  Topic: Alexander's face
peritas

Replies: 75
Views: 35268

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 9:03 pm   Subject: Alexander's face
The Thracians(according to herodotus)were the second largest group pf peoples in the world he knew after the Hindoi.They were not one tribe,but many.
  Topic: Alexander vs. Julius Caesar
peritas

Replies: 32
Views: 27868

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:51 pm   Subject: Alexander vs. Julius Caesar
Alexander never fought the same batle twice.he fought battles where the terrain was especially prepared to match his opponents(gaugamyla),he fought 'special ops'(aoknos petra in afganistan),he fought ...
 
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