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Old October 19th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #41

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I wish I could remember where I read it, possibly Arrian, but accordingly, Alexander was actually ginger.

I'm going to try and fine that info.
See, someone else thinks so as well.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 05:03 PM   #42

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He is said to have had one blue eye and one brown eye,brown hair that was made lighter by his constant sun exposure (at most this was probably a chestnut brown or dirty blonde,not full on blonde which is believed in pop culture)fair skin tone and short even by Greek standards of the time which I believe would put him at about 5'4''- 5'6''.It is also said that his skin exhaled a good smell which filled his clothes and that he was stocky and tough. Asumming he was about 5'5'' from his description of being stocky I would put him as weighing about 155-170.Also I am of the opinion that he did not have curly hair because the bust that Lyssippus made of him was said to be the most accurate representation of him and he was depicted with wavy hair,he is also said to have had a harsh voice but no one knows for sure.

edit:Forgot to mention that his neck was also slanted slightly upwards and to the left

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Straight nose, tanned skin, black wavy hair and (probably) brown eyes. He looked similar to the modern-day Greeks, not the blond "Aryan" action hero created by Hollywood. Fair skin was a Germanic and Celtic trait.
Colin Farrell who played Alexander in the movie bearing the same name looks quite greek without blond hair:
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I think the production should've left him with his normal hair and he would make a good alexander.
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I have only heard that epithet applied to Alexander in a numismatic article I read some years back. Remember, in Egypt and Persia at least, the ruler was considered THE go-between for the nation and their deities, ergo, the ruler partook of divinity, and Alexander did nothing to discourage this. This was partly the reason his military commanders were getting upset with him--he was adopting non-Hellenic ways, including Persian dress, wearing perfume, etc. You may recall his mother claimed Alexander was the offspring of her relations with a god.... If you find out who "the other" Dhul-Qarnayn is, please let me know. Thanks for the comment.
On some ancient Alexander coins or even the modern Greek 100 drachma coin, Alexander is portrayed as horned - as symbol of supernatural power and as a sign that he was the son of Amun who is horned.
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edit:Forgot to mention that his neck was also slanted slightly upwards and to the left
It was suggested this was resulted from an injury.
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It was suggested this was resulted from an injury.
I hadn't seen that. Were they suggesting some type of fused cervical vertebrae, or perhaps some form of scar tissue that tightened up his neck?
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You to me tell better why "Alexander" was at war always astride a game when simultaneously paltoeuropean had no saddle?
You tried to remain sitting at least on naked croup of a horse?
And one more question: Why both on the Greek mosaic and on the Italian copy the BOTTOM PART of a mosaic where "Alexander" should have stirrups is beaten off?
Whether not therefore they are beaten off that followed false sources, namely: to the Fiction has begun AD composed by the Greeks who were in slavery.
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On some ancient Alexander coins or even the modern Greek 100 drachma coin, Alexander is portrayed as horned - as symbol of supernatural power and as a sign that he was the son of Amun who is horned.
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I recall reading somewhere that a rams horn headdress was part of the official costume of the chief priest of Macedonia or something like that. Alexander, as king, was de facto chief priest and therefore expected to wear the regaila when making speeches etc.
I have no idea as to the veracity of this.
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I hadn't seen that. Were they suggesting some type of fused cervical vertebrae, or perhaps some form of scar tissue that tightened up his neck?
I heard it was the spinal condition Torticollis

http://www.bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/c.../1/50.full.pdf

Alexander the Optically Challenged | Senses | DISCOVER Magazine

I once knew a bloke with this condition and he was very active physically so it is not neccesarily an impediment to a warriors lifestyle.
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Try to explain to me why "Alexander's" horse army present "historians" name a shameful word, ἑτaῖροι =hetairoi, meaning the prostitute?
In "Ancient" Greece ἑτaίρa=hetaira =prostitute,
ἑτaῖροι =hetairoi = ostensibly, "partner" (??? ) - "linguists" translate now.
And a root that one!!!: hetair .И means this word: "the Sexual partner".
Only ἑτaίρa - was the PAID PROSTITUTE...
And ἑτaῖροι - there were boys from neighbour's families or relatives.... And them-these boys, used FREE OF CHARGE and under the CONSENT of the FATHER of the boy.
I see already that pseudo-linguists take for a ride to us.
Who and why has deformed Turkic word HEiTAR, GEJDAR meaning the most capable part of a horse army, its advance party?
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