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). Demaratus of Corinth, a diplomat, purchased the horse and presented him as a gift to Alexander. Until Bucephalas was 30 years old he carried his master into some of Alexander’s most celebrated battles. 30 the finest of all horses beneath the sun (Il. 266–7) Philip must have appeared impressive and admirable to his young son on the one hand, yet imperious and intimidating on the other. The king’s biting humor and jovial cynicism may have kept Alexander, as it had so many others, tentative and cautious when in his father’s presence.
353) and Meda, a Danubian princess (c. 74 Fortunately, from Olympias’ point of view, no male child seems to have survived from these marriages, or at least none appeared before Alexander reached maturity. 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.
39 There is little doubt that she was one of the dominant influences in his early life. Even after Alexander had succeeded Philip, their relationship was always marked by affection and loyalty. When Alexander crossed the Hellespont to Asia in 334, Olympias remained in Europe as his redoubtable supporter. Throughout the vagaries of his monumental conquests and ultimate apotheosis (324), Alexander’s profound dedication to his mother 12 ALEXANDER THE GREAT: THE INVISIBLE ENEMY never wavered. 13).
Alexander The Great: The Invisible Enemy by J M O'Brien