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Topic Subject:New article: Pyrrhus of Epirus
Kor
Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 05-23-09 03:58 PM EDT (US)         
Count Mummolus remains one of our most active historical content contributors and has now written an article examining the life of Pyrrhus of Epirus. Apart from being commemorated in the term Pyrrhic victory, this man achieved far more than the saying implies and was, as Count Mummolus shows us, in his time hailed as most like Alexander the Great 'in arms and in action' and probably viewed by Hannibal Barca as one of the greatest generals of all time. To find out more about this intriguing king, you can read the article here. In this topic you can discuss anything relating to king Pyrrhus.

Kor | The Age of Chivalry is upon us!
Wellent ich gugk, so hindert mich / köstlicher ziere sinder,
Der ich e pflag, da für ich sich / Neur kelber, gaiss, böck, rinder,
Und knospot leut, swarz, hässeleich, / Vast rüssig gen dem winder;
Die geben müt als sackwein vich. / Vor angst slach ich mein kinder
Offt hin hinder.
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Cordyceps
Naphal
(id: ArchDruid)
posted 05-23-09 04:33 PM EDT (US)     1 / 6       
There's one paragraph that I apparently repeated, it's in two places and both places make sense so if you wouldn't mind removing one instance of it I'd appreciate it. Talks about reputation.

Just as some bodies, from the moment of birth, are endowed with beauty, while on others nature from their very beginning bestows blemishes and wrinkles, so with souls too, some are distinguished at once with extreme grace and attractiveness, while others leave a trail of sombre and deep gloom. ~Michael Psellus, Chronographia
Kor
Busschof Happertesch
(id: Derfel Cadarn)
posted 05-23-09 04:55 PM EDT (US)     2 / 6       
Done.

Kor | The Age of Chivalry is upon us!
Wellent ich gugk, so hindert mich / köstlicher ziere sinder,
Der ich e pflag, da für ich sich / Neur kelber, gaiss, böck, rinder,
Und knospot leut, swarz, hässeleich, / Vast rüssig gen dem winder;
Die geben müt als sackwein vich. / Vor angst slach ich mein kinder
Offt hin hinder.
Cordyceps
Naphal
(id: ArchDruid)
posted 05-23-09 05:10 PM EDT (US)     3 / 6       
Much appreciated!

Just as some bodies, from the moment of birth, are endowed with beauty, while on others nature from their very beginning bestows blemishes and wrinkles, so with souls too, some are distinguished at once with extreme grace and attractiveness, while others leave a trail of sombre and deep gloom. ~Michael Psellus, Chronographia
Bulba Khan
Mariner
(id: stormer)
posted 05-24-09 01:50 AM EDT (US)     4 / 6       
wow, that's wonderful, kudos to C M

I feel the same way I did after playing Stronghold 2 for about 15 minutes, like it was my birthday and all my friends had wheeled a giant birthday cake into the room, and I was filled with hopes dreams and desires when suddenly out of the cake pops out not a beautiful buxom maid, but a cranky old hobo that just shanks me then takes $60 dollars out of my pocket and walks away saying "deal, with it".
Lord_Morningstar
Mariner
posted 05-24-09 04:46 AM EDT (US)     5 / 6       
Great article!

I had always viewed Pyrrhus as being the guy who wanted to be Alexander the Great but didn’t have the ability, so it was interesting to get this perspective. In fact, it was interesting to get a Pyrrhus-centred narrative in general. Normally, he appears in histories only as an enemy of Rome or, more rarely, as an enemy or ally of the Successors.
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 05-24-09 07:28 AM EDT (US)     6 / 6       
Nicely written and thoroughly researched. I enjoyed reading it, and learning about a warrior king respected by both Romans and Greeks.

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