Old Ptolemy: The truth is never simple and yet it is. East and West had now come together to decide the fate of the known world. Alexander: You birthed me in a sack of hate!

Alexander used to say that we are most alone when we are with the myths. Old Ptolemy: In the end, I believe, Babylon was a far easier mistress to enter than to leave. — Ptolemy , J. Lennart Berggren, Alexander Jones (2001) Ptolemy's Geography: … His tragedy was one of increasing loneliness and impatience with those who could not understand. The dreamers exhaust us. Artificial Intelligence mistake picture, The biggest mistakes in the Harry Potter movies, 25 mistakes you never noticed in great movies, The 20 biggest mistakes in The Wizard of Oz, 40 biggest mistakes in The Big Bang Theory. Old Ptolemy: On the tenth of June, a month short of his 33rd year, Alexander's great heart finally gave out. By silence we consented... because we couldn't go on. Old Ptolemy: [about the Hydaspes battle] It was the bloodiest of his battles. All we wish for is to see our children. We've killed many a barbarian. You've taken from me everything I've ever loved! But what does it all mean when there is not one left to remember - the great cavalry charge at Gaugamela, or the mountains of the Hindu Kush when we crossed a 100,000-man army into India? Alexander: And if we capture him we gain an empire! And whether plotter or opportunist, Philotas was found guilty of treason. Hate you have for those stronger than you. When Alexander is giving his pre-battle speech at Gaugamela, some of the shots are 'flipped', which has the odd effect of suddenly making all of the phalanx pikemen left-handed. Old Ptolemy: It was said later that Alexander was never defeated in his lifetime, except by Hephaistion's thighs. Old Ptolemy: On the tenth of June, a month short of his 33rd year, Alexander's great heart finally gave out. I've shared every hardship with all of you. Or do I? In his presence, by the light of Apollo, we were better than ourselves. None of us defended Philotas, but then again, none of us ever liked him. Philip: Why would I want such a beast? The wars of the world had begun. View Quote. Alexander: While in your mind and body are stretched to breaking you have no thought beyond the next. He could not rule himself. Even though Angelina Jolie plays Colin Farrell's mother in the movie, she is only a year older than Farrell. Alexander put him, silently and quickly, to trial by his peers. Alexander is king. The greatest of these is the one they now call Megas Alexandros. And to believe when Alexander looked you in the eye you could do anything. Crateros: In the rain and the sun we've fought for you. High spirited and worthy of Philip of Macedon, for three and a half talents. Starring: Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell, David Bedella, Jared Leto, Jessie Kamm, Val Kilmer, Genres: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance, War. Ptolemy quotes. Some of us fifty battles we've been in. And in broken dreams. Horse Seller: My noble king, it is a high spirited animal. Alexander: No! Old Ptolemy: All greatness comes from loss. Olympias: Your soul is mine, Alexander. Old Ptolemy: In the end, I believe, Babylon was a far easier mistress to enter than to leave. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. View Quote. May the gods bless Alexander! More Ptolemy Quotes Ptolemy 's Geography is the only book on cartography to have survived from the classical period and one of the most influential scientific works of all time. Old Ptolemy: It was said later that Alexander was never defeated in his lifetime, except by Hephaistion's thighs. Olympias: I taught you my heart! Design and text © 1996 - 2020 Jon Sandys. And more. Alexander: Damn your sorceress soul. And if his desire to unite Greek and barbarian ended in failure... what failure! Old Ptolemy: I've known many great men in my life, but only one colossus. Old Ptolemy: How can I tell you what it was like to be young; to dream big dreams? Old Ptolemy: We all felt there was more here than sexual bickery. And, as he vowed, he joined Hephaistion. ~ Macedonian Soldier. Back, and to the left! You can unsubscribe at any time. They must die before they kill us with their blasted dreams.

I couldn't possibly make a bigger profit of it, but for you. Pure butchery, the end of all reason... we'd never be men again. We've killed many a barbarian. And you look back then and there it was, happiness. Old Ptolemy: The surveyors told us we were now on the boarders of where Europe and Asia meet. And you shall rule the world. Oh, he talked of these things. My father's lost! After all this time, to give away our wealth to Asian sycophants we despised? Ptolemy Quotes: Philotas: [during the battle of Gaugamela] Alexander!

His failure towered over other men's successes. Alexander wanted the truth, and Philotas' answers were lacking merit.

And now when I look around, how many of their faces do I see? But in his short life he achieved, without doubt, the mythic glory of his ancestor; Achilles. Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.
Or as close as anything I've ever seen. “Ptolemy's Almagest”, Bloomsbury Academic 137 Copy quote As material fortune is associated with the properties of the body, so honor belongs to those of the soul. Harmony? They've overrun the flanks, they're into the baggage trains! Old Ptolemy: All greatness comes from loss. View Quote. The wars of the world had begun. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. It was said later that Alexander was never defeated, except by Hephaistion's thighs. I never believe in his dream. We're just humble men. He was coarse, you are refined. Trivia: Even though Angelina Jolie plays Colin Farrell's mother in the movie, she is only a year older than Farrell. Hate you have for those stronger than you. He was a god, Cadmos. And the greatest of these is the one they now... call "Megas Alexandros" - the greatest Alexander of them all. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways.