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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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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.

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