By Norman F. Cantor

"Alexander's habit was once conditioned alongside convinced lines—heroism, braveness, energy, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure."

during this succinct portrait of Alexander the good, unique student and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the private lifestyles and army conquests of this such a lot mythical of fellows. Cantor attracts from the most important writings of Alexander's contemporaries mixed with the latest mental and cultural reviews to teach Alexander as he was—a nice determine within the historic global whose difficult character vastly fueled his army accomplishments.

He describes Alexander's ambiguous courting together with his father, Philip II of Macedon; his oedipal involvement along 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 with regards to the pagan gods of Greece and Egypt.

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

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