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:
Read Online or Download Alexander The Great: The Invisible Enemy PDF
Best greece books
For nearly four hundred years, among the autumn of Constantinople and the Greek struggle of Independence, the background of Greece is shrouded in secret, distorted by way of Greek writers and begging the query: What used to be existence relatively like for the Greeks lower than Ottoman rule? during this wide-ranging but concise background, David Brewer explodes some of the myths approximately Turkish rule of Greece. He locations the Greek tale in wider, overseas context and casts clean gentle at the dynamics of energy not just among Greeks and Ottomans, but in addition among Muslims and Christians, either Orthodox and Catholic, all through Europe. This soaking up account of a vital interval will make sure that the heritage of Greece lower than Turkish rule is not any longer hidden.
The purpose of this e-book is to provide a unmarried coherent account of the concept that of justice. the idea of video games is used to bare the explanation of justice, and to tell apart the speculation built within the e-book from these given through the Utilitarians. different books through the writer comprise "The precept of Politics", "The suggestion of Probability", "The Freedom of the need" and "Space, Time and Causality - an Essay in common Philosophy".
The Peri ideôn (On principles) is the one paintings during which Aristotle systematically units out and criticizes arguments for the life of Platonic kinds. Gail effective provides the 1st full-length therapy in English of this significant yet missed paintings. She asks how, and the way good, Aristotle is familiar with Plato's thought of kinds, and why and with what justification he favors another metaphysical scheme.
Lord William Taylours excavations at Ayios Stephanos in 1959-77 investigated a port that trusted exchange, fishing and metallurgy. It lay simply north of the most Minoan east-west exchange path through Kythera and exported the infrequent stone lapis lacedaemonius to Cretan workshops. As a Linear A inscription indicates, the location illuminates the diffusion of Minoan tradition to the mainland.
- Eleftherios Venizelos: The Trials of Statesmanship
- Galen On Anatomical Procedures: Translation of the Surviving Books with Introduction and Notes
- The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
- Kos in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age: The Halasarna Finds and the Aegean Settlement Pattern
Extra resources for Alexander The Great: The Invisible Enemy
Philip had always enjoyed confusing others about his true intentions. Now he had misled his own son, and he was confronted with that son’s unfathomable behavior. The king wrote to Corinth demanding that the actor Alexander had sent to Caria be brought back to Macedonia in chains as a reflection of the seriousness with which he viewed this man’s mission. 141 Later Thessalus would join Alexander on his Asian expedition, participating in tragic contests and enjoying special consideration and gratitude from his patron for the dangerous undertaking on behalf of the troubled prince.
Euripides etched a tableau of private fury raging beneath public decorum, and denigrated heroes who justified their actions by distorting the truth. He wrote: “You are mad, you who seek glory in combat, among weapons of war, thinking in your ignorance to find a cure for human misery there” (Hel. 1151–4). While in Athens as an ambassador, Alexander surely heard the story of how the Persian king Xerxes had stolen the statues of the tyrant slayers, Harmodius and Aristogeiton, and had transported them back to Susa.
5). [He] dishonoured his own wife my mother (Il. 450–1) The wedding was a boisterous affair. Alexander was present; Olympias was not. In Plutarch’s version of the feast, Attalus, the intoxicated uncle of the bride, raised his cup and appealed to the gods for a legitimate heir to the throne. 130 Hehurled his drinking cup, a skyphos, at the speaker. Philip, who was quite drunk, drew his sword and lunged at his apparently sober son, only to stumble and sprawl headlong on the floor. 10). Then I took it into my mind to cut him down with the sharp bronze but some one of the immortals checked my anger reminding me of rumour 28 ALEXANDER THE GREAT: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY among the people and men’s maledictions repeated that I might not be called a parricide (Il.