By Norman F. Cantor
"Alexander's habit was once conditioned alongside yes strains -- heroism, braveness, power, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure."
In this succinct portrait of Alexander the good, uncommon pupil and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the non-public lifestyles and army conquests of this so much mythical of fellows. Cantor attracts from the foremost writings of Alexander's contemporaries mixed with the latest mental and cultural stories to teach Alexander as he used to be -- a very good determine within the historical global whose perplexing character tremendously fueled his army accomplishments.
He describes Alexander's ambiguous dating 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 relating to 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.