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Fandom: Alexander the Great
by The Bavarian Skipper (txorakeriak)
at April 6th, 2005 (12:29 am)

Alexander the Great is far from being a new fandom. His life, his death, his battles and his relationships have always provided an attraction to both writers and readers.
However, the Oliver Stone movie has rekindled the flame of the famous Macedonian leader. As every historical movie, "Alexander" wasn't and couldn't be a complete and accurate portrait of the ancient hero, of course, but it was nevertheless a good introduction to which the new fans responded to. They gained interest in Alexander's life, in the time he lived in and in the culture of his people.

I'm honoured to present you an overview of what livejournal and the web hold in store about the exceptional conqueror and I hope I can catch your interest to the fandom and maybe make you join!

General information on Alexander the Great:
Alexander the Great on the web: A website on Alexander the Great, his life, his death, his friends and the places he has been to.
Pothos.org: A very informative site about Alexander the Great with lots of resources for writers.
imdb.com: General information on the movie cast.

Discussion and News Communities:
__alexander__: General discussion about Alexander the Great
alex_book_club: Discussion about fictional and non-fictional literature about Alexander the Great.
alexander_info: Information, fic recommendations, icons, questions...
megalexandros: Community that focuses on history but encourages other discussions (art, fiction, movies) as well

General Fanfic Communities:
alexanderfics: Alexander the Great Fanfiction and more
alexander_rpfic: Alexander Real Person Fiction
atgstories: Fanfiction and discussions about Alexander the Great and his relationship with Hephaistion, other characters are allowed and appreciated as well

Character and Pairing Specific Communities:
bagoastheeunuch: Discussions, information, fanfiction, fanart, etc. about Bagoas the eunuch
hephaistionfans: Discussions, information, fanfiction, fanart, etc. about Hephaistion
strike_me_still: Alexander/Hephaistion Fanfiction

Theme Specific Communities:
epicslash: Fanfiction, fanart and discussions about Sword and Sandal fandoms
historic_slash: Fanfiction, fanart and discussions about same-sex love from the beginning of time to 1950
maryrenaultfics: Fanfiction & Fanart Community related to the works of Mary Renault

Roleplay Groups:

Icon Communities:
alexandericons: Alexander Icon Community

gorgidas & The Theban Band: Slash fanart of various fandoms

A big thank you for all the people who helped me collecting! :)


Posted by: Jeanne (mieza)
Posted at: April 5th, 2005 11:51 pm (UTC)

First, I wanted to thank you for mentioning megalexandros, and second, (if it's not inappropriate) add my own invitation to anyone who wishes to join. The community was created last summer because there was none on Live Journal devoted to general discussion of Alexander (and Macedonia). (There were several online forums about Alexander, including the big one at pothos.org, but none on LJ.)

Anyone seeking information about Alexander, figures at his court, ancient Macedonia and Macedonian politics, ancient Greece in relation to ancient Macedonia, Macedonian military, Macedonian social history or geography, or Achaemenid Persian history, we'd welcome you. We can provide both information and suggested reading. While there are several trained historians on the group, no one should feel intimidated. If you have a serious interest in the conqueror and his era, you're more than welcome.

Posted by: The Bavarian Skipper (txorakeriak)
Posted at: April 6th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)

You're welcome! :) It's a great community!

Posted by: Devil Doll (devildoll)
Posted at: April 6th, 2005 04:02 pm (UTC)

Very timely, as I'm just getting into this fandom. Thanks!

Posted by: The Bavarian Skipper (txorakeriak)
Posted at: April 6th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)

I have to thank you, it was my pleasure to do this! :)

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