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By Professor Thomas R. Martin, Visit Amazon's Christopher W. Blackwell Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Christopher W. Blackwell,

ISBN-10: 0521767482

ISBN-13: 9780521767484

What is so "Great" approximately Alexander? examine this notorious chief and discover.

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Kronos conspired with his mother, and when Ouranos next had sex with Gaia, the son cut off his father’s genitals with a curved knife. Kronos then seized his father’s position as ruler of the universe. Kronos married his sister Rhea, producing a third generation of gods. Kronos hated his children, swallowing each of them the moment they were born to keep them powerless. Furious at her husband, Rhea tricked him into swallowing a stone instead of her infant when Zeus was born. Zeus grew up hidden on the island of Crete.

Now Philip was going to do what no one had ever done before: lead an alliance of Greek military forces, with Macedonians at the head, to defeat and humble the Persians. ” Philip’s war would therefore be a heroic quest. When Alexander learned of his father’s plans, he must have swelled with pride and ambition. He had grown up reading epic poems about the legendary Trojan War, and now his father was planning to be a real-life King Agamemnon, waging war in Asia against a daunting foe. This plan would require the valor of Achilles, the wisdom of Nestor, and the cunning of Odysseus, the heroes of myth whose exploits had been Alexander’s education.

If revenge for rape was the motive, why did he kill Philip and not Attalus? Others had grudges against Philip, not least his “number two wife,” Olympias, mother of Alexander. ,” points directly at Alexander, who not only shared his mother’s grievance but also stood to become king in his father’s place. Supporting this conspiracy theory is the conveniently prompt killing of Pausanias, before anyone could interrogate the assassin; the men who did that deed were all friends 40 – The Danger in Replacing a Murdered Father as King – of Alexander.

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