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In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:45:53 BST
:-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:40:27 BST
Jim Webster says:
you probably will be ;-))

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:34:20 BST
Anita says:
:)

I'm flattered...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:25:33 BST
Don't worry, we're not discussing anything yet. And we'll make sure that we discuss *you* (in nice ways) so that you can join us vicariously.

And we would never leave you for long, as I'm sure you know ...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:23:24 BST
Anita says:
I don't care what boyish things you are discussing on Facebook without me :))

And if you really miss me, you'll have to come here, I'm not on Facebook

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:19:23 BST
We'd never leave you alone here, Anita. Just considering other communication possibilities. You're more than welcome to befriend me on FB as well ...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 18:18:34 BST
Yes.

Send me a friend request and we can talk (in private, away from Anita, ha ha ha!) ...

Posted on 27 May 2012, 16:28:13 BST
Last edited by the author on 27 May 2012, 16:44:26 BST
Anita says:
Now I suppose you guys are off to Facebook :))

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:54:06 BST
Jim Webster says:
I must admit I haven't read it
Are you the Marcus Pailing from Nottingham
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753131205

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:48:31 BST
I do agree about Justin. I do think he was unfairly underrated for a long time, though, even if one really needs to look at Diodorus and Curtius alongside.

Have you read the Metz Epitome? A very interesting document indeed. If not, we shall have to find the best way of discreetly exchanging emails and I can send it to you.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:48:23 BST
Jim Webster says:
My Grandfather was in the Kings Own Royal Lancashire Regiment, 6th (service) Battalion
His younger brother was in the same regiment, 1/4th Battalion

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:45:07 BST
Jim Webster says:
I have the Diodorus and the Justin, but Justin is the most infuriating of the ancient historians, he made a precis of a proper history for (from memory) a nephew and he just put the edifying bits in and keeps getting the name wrong.
He's now out in paper back for under £25
(and people whine about indie self publishing!) ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:44:40 BST
Sorry! :-(

Nothing wrong in being interested in Alexander "personally", Anita - I think that's how everyone starts off, probably. I first became interested after reading Fire From Heaven and then The Nature of Alexander, and then specialised when I was taking my degree. It sort of went from there. I have written (but not done anything else with) an Alexander novel, but I have also written an academic piece which I am currently editing before seeing if I can get anywhere with it (not a biography, but a sort of concordance of sources); so I do count myself as a bit of an expert - and a MASSIVE geek where AtG is concerned! LOL!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:40:11 BST
Anita says:
Marcus, you sent me hiding... :)

To be honest, history is *not* my strongest part. (Now, that's an understatement.) Still, I'm interested in Alexander - is it appropriate to say "personally"? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:38:59 BST
"Shane! Lord Edward got into your stash of Viagra!"

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:37:32 BST
Which regiment was he with, Jim? I've been to many of the battlefields in Belgium and around the Somme area.

Apparently my great-great-uncle won the Belgian Croix de Guerre, but I never discovered what happened to the medal ...

Posted on 27 May 2012, 15:33:11 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:30:27 BST
"Shane! You nicked *my* iPhone!"

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:30:06 BST
That's what I assumed you meant. But Diodorus is available in Loeb translation, also; and there is an English translation of Justin, as well (Books 11 and 12), but it's expensive, and comes with commentary. So all five of the "main" historians are available in English, if one is willing to shell out the necessary Darics. (I don't count the Romance, although I do have two or three versions of that ...)

(I am so geeky that I actually have, in electronic format, what I *think* amounts to *all* the ancient references to AtG, possibly even up to the 10th century with the Suda and Paulus Orosius. At some point I need to tabulate them, to make access and referencing easier ...)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:24:12 BST
Jim Webster says:
I was meaning Arrian, Curtis and Plutarch (and yes I know that they are at least four hundred years after the event but they had better access to Ptolemy and those who wrote earlier like Hieronymus of Cardia)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:21:21 BST
"Shane! You dropped your iPhone!"

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:15:43 BST
I was wrong, then! LOL!

That would be similar to what we'd call a further education college.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:14:19 BST
Depends on which you mean by the three "original", Jim. Ancient or modern?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 15:12:51 BST
They do indeed. The Old French version was "Alisaundre", so it easily morphs into Saunders, etc.

Check out Pothos.org as well, Jim, if you like. We cater for all levels of interest, and although we don't get many people contributing, we get a lot of lurking visits.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012, 12:53:27 BST
Jim Webster says:
Yes and I think 'Sandy' is the usual abbrieviated nickname.
In English we don't need the letter x, we could replace it with K or Z
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