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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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13). 43 Nonetheless, we know for certain that she was the orphaned daughter of Neoptolemus, the late king of Epirus. 44 As a royal princess she proved to be a valuable pawn in the political game of marriage. 45 Philip arranged for a betrothal soon after their initial encounter. This seems to have occurred in the mid-to-late 360s, when Philip was no more than 20 and THE COMING OF AGE IN MACEDONIA 13 Olympias barely past pubescence. Their marriage took place several years later, probably in 357, when Olympias was 18 or so and Philip in his mid-twenties.

This Thracian tribe seized Philip’s cattle and slaves, and gave the king a severe leg wound that left him temporarily immobilized and permanently lame. 106 In 338, after they had overcome Theban and Athenian resistance at Chaeronea, Macedonian ascendancy would be established over most of Greece. THE BATTLE OF CHAERONEA (338 BC) The role assigned to Alexander at Chaeronea confirmed his status as crown prince and spoke of Philip’s confidence in his son’s ability to lead men. This 24 ALEXANDER THE GREAT: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY battle resulted in the foundation of a Macedonian hegemony among the Greek city-states (other than Sparta).

Olympias protected her son’s interests with unfaltering vigilance and exercised influence on his behalf whenever the opportunity presented itself. Despite the absence of competitors with Alexander for the position of heir, Olympias’ position at the Macedonian court would remain precarious until her son became king. During Alexander’s youth she influenced his early schooling by providing a number of tutors from either Epirus or a region under Molossian influence. 75 Alexander’s bittersweet recollections of Leonidas suggest that this mentor may have been just as demanding and austere as his namesake, who was famous for sacrificing himself and his fellow Spartans at Thermopylae in 480.

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