By Valerio Massimo Manfredi
'And you, Alexander, sleepless within the useless of night:
the place do your eyes roam?
the place does your center wander?
Yours is a quest for a lot off lands
the place the constellations set,
the place the final waves of an ocean die.'
a massive overseas bestseller, this can be the 1st in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's awesome trilogy of brutal ardour and grand experience in old Greece.
Who might have been born to beat the realm except a god? A boy, born to a good king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias. formed through the disciplines and passions of his mom and dad' court docket, Alexander grew to become a tender guy of titanic, unfathomable capability. lower than the tutelage of the famed Aristotle, and with the friendship of Ptolemy and respected tactician Hephaiston, he turned the mightiest and so much charismatic warrior, able to subjugating the identified international to his power.
Alexander: baby of a Dream is the very good tale of 1 of history's maximum characters and his quest to overcome the civilized world.
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In that moment the roar of battle, the creaking wood of the siege engines, the furious galloping of the horses all faded away; he simply stood stock still and listened to his son's breathing. The following year Queen Olympias bore Philip a baby girl who was given the name Cleopatra. The child looked like her mother and really was most beautiful, so lovely that the maids played with her as if she were a doll, dressing and undressing her continuously. Alexander, who had started walking three months previously, was only allowed into his sister's room several days after the birth, and he bore with him a small gift the nurse had prepared.
Olympias was a woman whose character was no weaker than her husband's, and she guarded her own dignity jealously. In her brother, and in her son especially, she saw the young men who one day would be the true custodians of that dignity, restoring to her the prestige and the power that were hers by right and which Philip's arrogance stripped from her, day by day throughout his reign. Official religious functions constituted an obligation for the Queen, but they were clearly lacking in any real meaning for her.
The thing that drove the King to distraction more than anything else was Demosthenes' insistence on calling Macedon 'a barbaric or second‐class state'. ' he shouted, sweeping everything off the table onto the floor. 'Second‐class? ' 'You must bear in mind, Sire,' the secretary pointed out, trying to calm him, 'that, as far as we know, the people's reaction to these diatribes of Demosthenes is rather lukewarm. The people of Athens are more interested in knowing how problems in land ownership and the distribution of lands to the peasants of Attica will be resolved.