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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He raised a trophy of victory and sacrificed to the gods in appreciation for the outcome. He rewarded those who had distinguished themselves, including, no doubt, Alexander. 1). Instead of destroying Athens, Philip sent home one of the prisoners, Demades, to discuss a peace treaty and an alliance. Thebes was punished for its presence at Chaeronea, but Athens was spared. Athenian captives were to be returned to Athens without ransom, and Macedonian troops would not set foot on Attic soil. The king’s only “request” was for an alliance, and this was agreed to with bewilderment and relief.
His plan was to embark for Asia on a Panhellenic crusade with authorization from a league, which all Greek states would be “invited” to join. With a mandate from the so-called Corinthian League,110 and a representative contingent of its troops, who also served as hostages, Philip would become the agent of retribution for the Persian sacrilege on the Acropolis in 480. Even Philip, a devout cynic, would have found it difficult to sponsor this fiction if, in victory, he had treated Athens in a manner reminiscent of the Persians.
He gave you cloaks to wear instead of skins, he brought you down from the mountains to the plains; he made you a match in battle for the barbarians on your borders…. He made you city dwellers and established the order that comes from good laws and customs…. He annexed the greater part of Thrace to Macedonia …opened up the country to trade…made you the rulers of the Thessalians…gave you access into Greece…instead of our paying tribute to the Athenians and taking orders from the Thebans…we …gave them security.