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By Norman F. Cantor

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

during this succinct portrait of Alexander the nice, amazing pupil and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the non-public lifestyles and army conquests of this so much mythical of guys. Cantor attracts from the key writings of Alexander's contemporaries mixed with the newest mental and cultural experiences to teach Alexander as he was—a nice determine within the historic international whose confusing character tremendously fueled his army accomplishments.

He describes Alexander's ambiguous courting along 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 conflict, as his version. eventually, Cantor explores Alexander's view of himself on the subject of 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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Includes bibliographical references and index.  paper) 1. QueensMacedonia Biography.  Women in public life Macedonia Biography.  Title. 1'0082dc21 99-37790 CIP Text design by Gail Carter The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. A. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Page v Dis manibus Emma Louise Maynard Carney Babbit Elizabeth Donnelly Chapman Carney Page vii Contents Preface ix Introduction xi Chapter 1.

No woman ever held the throne, and most royal women, as we shall see, were usually pawns in the power struggles of the males in their family. Nonetheless, the separation of the worlds of men and women and the degree of inequality between men and women, at least among the elite, was not so extreme as elsewhere in the Hellenic world. On occasion, particularly toward the end of the Argead Page 4 period, women in the Argead clan could and did exercise real power and sometimes played vital roles in power struggles.

However, even if we cannot be sure which circumstances best apply in a given situation, it is worthwhile to be aware of the range of possibilities that may have affected individual kings. Royal Polygamy, Royal Succession, and Wifely Competition Around the world, polygamy has been practiced in many forms and circumstances. 83 Macedonian kings often were polygamous. Polygamous marriages are well attested for Alexander the Great and many of the first generation of Hellenistic kings, the Successors.

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