Posted by Troy from 3Cust178.tnt12.chi5.da.uu.net on May 22, 1998 at 11:46:46:
In Reply to: Re: Alexander posted by Rob Roy on May 22, 1998 at 09:51:39:
Maybe the shield of Achilles. Legend has it that when Alexander entered the city of Troy he came across weapons of the Trojan war.
In particular was the Sheild of the Homeric hero Achilles. In regards to the Oracle of Delphi
Alexander's father Phillip captured or actually "freed" Delphi. Maybe the Pythians gave Philip's son a gift?
All in all it offers a good leaping place for an excellent storyline.
It is hard to figure on an object that gave him such supremecy as a leader.
Alexander's greatness was due to his genius as a general and his bull-headed
persistence. Never-the-less, he was known to attack with super-human speed
and had a great hold over his men, that is, until they demanded to go home.
Maybe the 'mythical' artifact corrupts as well as strengthens?? Interesting.
A storyline like that could take Indy to some new archeological destinations like
Babylon's ruins, Egyptian temple at Memphis, Alexandria, Persepolis, Troy, even back to Delphi.
Include an appearance of Sallah possibly?
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