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Posted February 8, 2006
This is not much of a book on Alexander. It reads like some old BS lectures cobbled together in hope of making a dollar. The author knows little or nothing about the tactics employed in battles which gave Alexander control of much of Asia. Alexander was not a homosexual. In his world the concept did not exist. Neither did the consept of pedophilia. He had, from about the age of sixteen, relations with a girlfriend, married several wives, had children, in addition to the men and boys he enjoyed. Generally, it seems that only the religions I have recently heard called 'Abrahamic,' i.e. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, developed extensive sexual prohibitions, probably in the interests of breeding. Like most soldiers, Alexander was known to take a drink. The bibliography might be worth taking a look at.
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Posted August 21, 2010
More fictional than historical
Do enough readers buy books on Alexander to justify the large output of publications such as this which contribute nothing to understanding of the subject? Those who enjoy reading this book should remember that what the author alleges to have been the feelings and motives of Alexander are mere supposition. The documentary evidence does not exist. Even the bibliography in this book is poorly selected. For anyone with a serious interest in Alexander the Great, the book by Carol G. Thomas would be recommended. The search for the historical Alexander, as has so often been pointed out to no avail, is as futile as the quest for the Holy Grail.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 10, 2011
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