Those dragons look nasty! 😄 and eyes everywhere!

Old English Wordhord

here-toga, m.n: the leader of an army or of a people, a general.


Image: Alexander the Great, a very famous here-toga, slaying some seriously badass dragons.

From The History Blog: ‘Alexander became a chivalric hero in the Medieval romances and as such had several confrontations with fantastical creatures. In the French illuminated manuscript Le livre et la vraye hystoire du bon roy Alixandre (c. 1420-1425), […] he fights dragons with large emeralds embedded in their heads, dragon with ram horns and dragons with two heads, eight legs and multiple eyes on their torsos.’

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What You Need To Know About Tinnitus

A good and informative post on tinnitus. Wish there was an universal cure for each and everyone who suffer from tinnitus. I’ve got tinnitus since many years and been diagnosed with reactive tinnitus. In my case I don’t eat any med. or donany therapy. I try stay away from loud enviroments and try cope better with stress. My experience with t is that most people don’t get what it’s all about until they end up with t. themselves.


Tinnitus is an affliction whose sufferers hear continuous ringing noises in their ears, which might be a short term problem, or problematic for extended periods of time. Tinnitus does not cause you physical pain, but it certainly has a downside impact on your health, by interrupting your nightly rest and providing you with nonstop distractions. Understanding the causes of tinnitus, as well as using tips like the ones found below, can help you to manage it.

how to stop tinnitus

A specially-designed machine that generates white noise can be a life saver when you suffer from tinnitus. The background noise reduces the tinnitus and helps you go to sleep. On the other hand, a number of individuals have actually found that their tinnitus worsens with white noise. Each case is different so you will have to try a few techniques to find what will work best for you.

If your…

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Amphipolis – the final resting place of Alexander the Great?

There are many reports on the mysterious amphipolis kasta gravesite recently. Articles and social media discuss the possibilites having discovered the tomb of Alexander the Great and his mother, the infamous and witch-like Olympias. The most intact bones discovered belongs to a woman about 60 with a badly fractured hip. The historians of antiquity gave Olympias a bad reputation in their texts, but Olympias had a nasty fate herself being stoned to death By king Cassander.

I’m also very intrigued and fascinated about the entire discovery. It would be one of these great moments of history if really proved the remains belonged to Alexander himself or anyone in his family. Still, we must stay sober and await DNA results and other reports from the archeaologists. Yet, it does stop me digging deeper into the mystery. I wanted to have a look into the old historybooks of Plutarch.

There are many sources which claim the great warrior king died because of murder. Today medical science claim most likely he died from thypoid fever after studying textsources report on his final days. –

Alexander the Great’s Tomb? The Mystery Continues


This is fourth installment regarding the elaborate Amphipolis burial complex that many hope might belong to “The Great” himself.

The riddle of the Alexander the Great-era tomb grew by a multiple of five on Monday as the Greek Ministry of Culture announced that bones found late last year belong to FIVE different people.  Archeologists determined that a 60 year-old female (suffering from osteoporosis), a newborn with undetermined gender, two males aged between 35 and 45 years, and an adult of uncertain age who, unlike the others, was cremated.  Adding to the intrigue, one of the male occupants was stabbed to death, likely with a dagger or a sword.  Was it murder most foul?  After Alexander’s death, who would rule his vast empire caused considerable discord among the generals.  In the chaotic time following his death, Alexander’s mother, widow, son and half-brother were murdered.  All of them were killed near Amphipolis. …

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Plutarch’s Life of Alexander on Tumblr

The Second Achilles

Up until beginning this series of posts I had a Tumblr account for this blog but no real idea how to use it.

One day, I read something and it occurred to me – why not use Tumblr to write shorter posts on Alexander? Maybe people who didn’t read blogs might find and be interested by what they read and saw (for each post is accompanies by pictures) there.

With that in mind, I decided to kick off with a chapter-by-chapter guide to Plutarch’s Life.

The posts have, probably inevitably, been longer than not but still very fun to write.

Chapter 1 – 7
Chapter 8 – 14
Chapter 15 – 21
Chapter 22 – 28
Chapter 29 – 35
Chapter 36 – 42
Chapter 43 – 49
Chapter 50 – 56
Chapter 57 – 63
Chapter 64 – 70
Chapter 71 – 77


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