By J M O'Brien
В последние семь лет своей жизни, Александр Великий становился все более и более непредсказуемым, подверженным спорадическим приступам ярости или маниакальной подозрительности не только к врагам, но и друзьям. Эта биография наиболее известного завоевателя древности отличается от других своим детальным анализом психологического развития Александра. В этой книге автор пользуется образным подходом к объекту своего исследования, избрав Диониса - бога вина и амбивалентности, структурой для обсуждения алкоголизма Александра и часто противоречивых черт его индивидуальности.
В своём исследовании автор рассматривает каждую значимую деталь, обсуждает культурные вкусы Александра, его религиозность, родителей, стремления, деяния, страхи, сексуальность и алкоголизм.Образцы сканов:
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8). While Olympias may be the victim of someone’s slander here, there is no question that she was capable of the act. 70 The status of a royal wife in the women’s quarters at Pella, the Macedonian capital, was contingent upon the production of children, preferably male. Olympias lost no time in establishing her ascendant position among Philip’s other wives. Alexander was born within a year (c. 20 July 356),71 and his sister Cleopatra appeared soon afterwards (c. 73 Subsequent marriages to Nicesipolis of Thessaly (c.
Alexander would ultimately use this training, along with his gift for spontaneity, to accomplish one incredible military victory after another. The execution of Hermias occurred while Alexander was still in Aristotle’s company at Mieza. It inspired the philosopher to compose a “Hymn to Virtue,” in which he celebrated the arete (excellence) evidenced in his father-in-law’s life. Although tortured, Hermias refused to reveal anything that might have been 20 ALEXANDER THE GREAT: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY damaging to others, and is said to have asked that his friends be told that he had done nothing to disgrace philosophy.
Olympias, however, was not, and her enemies probably saw her as an interloper on Macedonian soil. Alexander’s own abilities, precocity, and station must also have earned him a fair share of envy and enmity. , non-Macedonian) character of Alexander in an uncomplimentary way. In such cases his less attractive characteristics were probably attributed to his mother. Immediately after the altercation at his father’s wedding, Alexander collected his mother and headed for Macedonia’s western frontier.