Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth

By Norman F. Cantor

"Alexander's habit used to be conditioned alongside convinced traces -- heroism, braveness, power, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure."

In this succinct portrait of Alexander the nice, uncommon student and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the private lifestyles and army conquests of this so much mythical of fellows. Cantor attracts from the foremost writings of Alexander's contemporaries mixed with the newest mental and cultural stories to teach Alexander as he used to be -- an excellent determine within the historic global whose complicated character vastly fueled his army accomplishments.

He describes Alexander's ambiguous dating together with his father, Philip II of Macedon; his oedipal involvement together with his mom, the Albanian princess Olympias; and his bisexuality. He strains Alexander's makes an attempt to bridge the East and West, the Greek and Persian worlds, utilizing Achilles, hero of the Trojan warfare, as his version. ultimately, Cantor explores Alexander's view of himself on the subject of the pagan gods of Greece and Egypt.

More than a biography, Norman Cantor's Alexander the Great is a mental rendering of a guy of his time.

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