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Alexander's Lovers By Andrew Chugg
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Alexander’s Lovers reveals the personality of Alexander the Great through the mirror of the lives of those with whom he pursued romantic relationships, including his friend Hephaistion, his... More > queen Roxane, his mistress Barsine & Bagoas the Eunuch. Did you know that Alexander got the idea of adopting Persian dress from a book he read in his youth? Had you realised that Alexander’s pursuit of divine honours was part of his emulation of Achilles, that Bagoas undertook a diplomatic mission or that Hephaistion’s diplomacy kept Athens from joining a Spartan rebellion? Are you aware that Aetion’s painting of Alexander’s marriage depicted Hephaistion & Bagoas as well as Roxane and really depicted the King’s passions? Which girl was betrothed to Alexander’s son? Would it surprise you that Alexander’s mourning for Hephaistion was conducted according to models from Homer and Euripides? If you would like to get to know Alexander on a more personal level, then you need to read this book. Second edition, revised & updated.< Less
Alexander's Lovers (Second Edition) By Andrew Chugg
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Alexander’s Lovers reveals the personality of Alexander the Great through the mirror of the lives of those with whom he pursued romantic relationships, including his friend Hephaistion, his... More > queen Roxane, his mistress Barsine & Bagoas the Eunuch. Did you know that Alexander got the idea of adopting Persian dress from a book he read in his youth? Had you realised that Alexander’s pursuit of divine honours was part of his emulation of Achilles, that Bagoas undertook a diplomatic mission or that Hephaistion’s diplomacy kept Athens from joining a Spartan rebellion? Are you aware that Aetion’s painting of Alexander’s marriage depicted Hephaistion & Bagoas as well as Roxane and really depicted the King’s passions? Which girl was betrothed to Alexander’s son? Would it surprise you that Alexander’s mourning for Hephaistion was conducted according to models from Homer and Euripides? If you would like to get to know Alexander on a more personal level, then you need to read this book. Second edition, revised & updated.< Less
Shadow of the Sun By Janet C. McGuire
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A novel of Alexander the Great's lover and Companion, Hephaistion. "Alexander turned to face me, grin in place. For long moments it was as it used to be, sharing a look, communicating... More > with no words. A closeness beyond all measure. He reached out and grasped my shoulder, all that he felt strong in that touch. I stared into those eyes and knew myself lost. Even as his men would follow, so would I, though I was more the fool, for I saw him clearly."< Less
Alexander's Lovers By Andrew Chugg
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Alexander’s Lovers is the eagerly awaited second book by the author of The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great (see www.alexanderstomb.com) and will surely prove no less fascinating a read for... More > those with an interest in the King. It is an exploration of Alexander’s character through the mirror of the lives of the people with whom he pursued romantic relationships, including his friend Hephaistion, his queen Roxane, his mistress Barsine and Bagoas the Eunuch. Alexander’s Lovers is aimed at the large range of Alexander enthusiasts who have been frustrated to find his rather intriguing love life relegated to little more than embarrassed footnotes in the conventional histories of his career. It is also rendered accessible to a wider audience with a casual interest in Alexander, through the incorporation of an 18,000-word prologue providing a concise introductory biography of the King. (Includes 44 images)< Less
Shadow of the Sun By Janet C. McGuire
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A novel of Alexander the Great's lover and Companion, Hephaistion. "Alexander turned to face me, grin in place. For long moments it was as it used to be, sharing a look, communicating... More > with no words. A closeness beyond all measure. He reached out and grasped my shoulder, all that he felt strong in that touch. I stared into those eyes and knew myself lost. Even as his men would follow, so would I, though I was more the fool, for I saw him clearly."< Less
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The Death of Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus By Andrew Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander’s death. Most of the... More > surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. The question is: how far might it be possible to reconstruct it from the secondary writings? In response, this book presents an extensive reconstruction of Cleitarchus’ account of the death of Alexander the Great in the stifling summer heat of Babylon in 323BC. It sweeps through a dramatic series of antecedent episodes culminating in the funeral of Hephaistion. Soon after it climaxes with Alexander’s own expiry, then thunders on into the shock and chaos of the aftermath in a text studded with eulogistic orations and scintillating speeches. It is a must for any fascinated by the deep political undercurrents that streamed beneath a pivotal event in our history.< Less
The Death of Alexander the Great: A Reconstruction Of Cleitarchus By Andrew Michael Chugg
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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus the son of Deinon, a Greek writing in Alexandria in the decades after Alexander's death. Most of the... More > surviving ancient texts on Alexander were more or less based upon his work, but every single copy of the original was discarded or destroyed in antiquity. The question is: how far might it be possible to reconstruct it from the secondary writings In response, this book presents an extensive reconstruction of Cleitarchus' account of the death of Alexander the Great in the stifling summer heat of Babylon in 323BC. It sweeps through a dramatic series of antecedent episodes culminating in the funeral of Hephaistion. Soon after it climaxes with Alexander's own expiry, then thunders on into the shock and chaos of the aftermath in a text studded with eulogistic orations and scintillating speeches. It is a must for any fascinated by the deep political undercurrents that streamed beneath a pivotal event in our history.< Less

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