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  Topic: napoleon another alexander fan
pinelopi

Replies: 33
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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:12 pm   Subject: napoleon another alexander fan
cindoo15, It is good to see that in USA are people like you, with coomon sense and deep democratic believes. Continue to stand up against stupidity and, who knows, maybe there will come better days fo ...
  Topic: future aspirations!
pinelopi

Replies: 11
Views: 10725

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 5:00 pm   Subject: future aspirations!
I am a history teacher in a Greek school, I do not think that there is more to study about Alex. You may read other posts of mine explaining why Alex is not the indalm I want to inspire my children an ...
  Topic: napoleon another alexander fan
pinelopi

Replies: 33
Views: 24523

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:56 pm   Subject: napoleon another alexander fan
I have to admit that, bad or good, Alexanders live and accomplishments are unique. No other man managed to do all those things he made. He changed histry, I don't know if for better or worse.
Anyway ...
  Topic: future aspirations!
pinelopi

Replies: 11
Views: 10725

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:18 pm   Subject: future aspirations!
Alexander ruined many cities, perhaps he took part in the conpiracy killing his own father, he slaghtered million of innocent people, he killed by his own hand one of his best friends, he murdered ma ...
  Topic: napoleon another alexander fan
pinelopi

Replies: 33
Views: 24523

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:06 pm   Subject: napoleon another alexander fan
Napoleon was never friend of Hellenistic or Hellenic. In 1804 he will say that he was and always will be an ally and friend of Turkey (Ottoman Empire) and will never help the revolution (E. Driault, L ...
  Topic: Alexander's beloved dog, 'Peritas'
pinelopi

Replies: 10
Views: 11498

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:47 pm   Subject: Alexander's beloved dog, 'Peritas'
Yes, it was a molossian, a Epirotian mollosian, this is the Greek sheepdog. Epirus was Olympia's home
  Topic: Reading: Anabasis of Alexander, by Arrian
pinelopi

Replies: 879
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PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:44 pm   Subject: Reading: Anabasis of Alexander, by Arrian
More or less I agree with you allison, I wish we had more ancient sources to read, there is not even the 5% saved from ancient Greek writings. There are some, like Aristotle, his work is almost save ...
  Topic: Reading: Anabasis of Alexander, by Arrian
pinelopi

Replies: 879
Views: 364337

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:18 pm   Subject: Reading: Anabasis of Alexander, by Arrian
There are many things you say I agree somewhat with. The only thing do not agree strongly is about the way history has to be written. At first I have to say that Stravon of course means that the hist ...
  Topic: Reading: Anabasis of Alexander, by Arrian
pinelopi

Replies: 879
Views: 364337

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:06 pm   Subject: Reading: Anabasis of Alexander, by Arrian
I will not agree with all you talking about Arrianos great historiography. His work was not scientific at all. Father of history, Thoukididis, would laugh the way Arrian was writing. Unfortunally the ...
  Topic: Alexander's beloved dog, 'Peritas'
pinelopi

Replies: 10
Views: 11498

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:33 pm   Subject: Moloss
Alexander's dog named Peritas was an Epirotian Moloss (Greek sheepdog). It is an ancient kind of dog exsising even today. Nikandros writes that those Epirotian sheepdgs were created by Haephestus, God ...
  Topic: Ancient writers telling us about Alexander's sexuality
pinelopi

Replies: 8
Views: 14117

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:34 pm   Subject: Ancient writers telling us about Alexander's sexuality
I am posting a new topic about Alexander’s sexuality because the other one has went far away and second, I will compare ancient writings.
In Greece, and I’m not proud of it, is very common the so ...
  Topic: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
pinelopi

Replies: 31
Views: 30540

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:50 pm   Subject: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Catherine X, if you have in your hands the book called "The gates of fire" by pressfield, then you will enjoy it at lot. It is a fantastic book, not far away from Herodot history. After reading this b ...
  Topic: The story of the first zoo and how Alex civilized east
pinelopi

Replies: 5
Views: 6492

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:46 pm   Subject: The story of the first zoo and how Alex civilized east
First I have to thank you 2 voting at this poll
There is a poem by Kavafis, a modern Greek Poet from Alexandria speaking about honor!

Thermopylae
Honor to those who in their lives
have define ...
  Topic: Alexander and the act of worshiping him.
pinelopi

Replies: 34
Views: 29103

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:30 pm   Subject: Alexander and the act of worshiping him.
You wrote,
…because according to you, all you said is true, but all we said is false for you!

In no part of my post I’m saying that I'm true and all you are false

You wrote
…All I said ...
  Topic: The story of the first zoo and how Alex civilized east
pinelopi

Replies: 5
Views: 6492

PostForum: Discuss 'Alexander' the man   Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:06 pm   Subject: The story of the first zoo and how Alex civilized east
I'm not a fan of any king, tyrran, imperor, or whatever they are. I'm a fan of Ancient Greek culture, there are many people much more worth to admire than a strict military leader. I'm reading about A ...
 
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