All Alexander's Women: The Facts


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In Alexander's life story, the classical sources mention 33 women whose presence had a minor or major impact on his career. Only his mother Olympias is amply described - but always to negative effect - while the others merely appear in fleeting anecdotes. This betrays the bias of the Greek and Roman writers, unwilling to see women in an independent and positive role. But in All Alexander's Women, the author now reveals their true importance. The most decisive is Sisygambis, queen-mother of Persia. Her relationship with the ...

All Alexander's Women: The Facts 2010, Booksurge Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781439272015

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