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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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135 When Philip asked about affairs in Greece, Demaratus answered: “It is all very well for you to show so much concern for the affairs of Greece, Philip. 13). Philip responded to this rebuke by asking Demaratus to go to Illyria and negotiate Alexander’s return. 136 Philip must have assured Alexander in no uncertain terms that he was still the heir to the throne. As devoted as he was to his mother, though, Alexander apparently had to abandon her cause for the time being, since she remained, it seems, in Epirus.

In 347, shortly before his death, Plato had chosen his own nephew instead of Aristotle to succeed him as head of the Academy. 87 The outcome for Aristotle was more favorable. By this time he had begun to orchestrate Alexander’s education in Macedonia. Philip settled Aristotle and his students at Mieza,88 a quiet retreat with grottoes and shady walks in the eastern foothills of the Bermium mountain range, away from the clamor and intrigue of the Macedonian court. This locale, sometimes called the Precinct of the Nymphs, was situated in an area referred to as the Gardens of Midas.

But let the truth be told there is no god greater than Dionysus (Ba. 103 At that time Philip’s drive eastward had brought him to the Hellespont, the gateway to Asia. He was there to punish Byzantium and Perinthus for their refusal to assist him in a campaign against the Athenian settle ments along the Thracian coast. Finding himself too far removed from Pella to govern effectively, Philip decided to place Alexander in charge of the Royal Seal, and so appointed him regent. This first opportunity to act as a ruler was a testament to the time and effort Philip had spent on his son’s grooming, and Alexander eagerly accepted the responsibility.

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