Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy
By (author) John Maxwell O'Brien
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Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy by John Maxwell O'Brien
Book DescriptionDespite Alexander the Great's unprecedented accomplishments, during the last seven years of his life, this indomitable warrior became increasingly unpredictable, sporadically violent, megalomaniacal, and suspicious of friends as well as enemies. What could have caused such a lamentable transformation? This biography seeks to answer that question by assessing the role of alcohol in Alexander the Great's life, using the figure of Dionysus as a symbol of its destructive effects on his psyche. The unique methodology employed in this book explores various aspects of Alexander's life while maintaining an historical framework. The exposition of the main theme is handled in such a way that the biography will appeal to general readers as well as scholars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415106177
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Focuses on the role of alcohol in the life of Alexander the Great, O'Brien using Dionysus as a symbol of the destructive effects of alcohol on Alexander's psyche. A cluster of ambivalent considerations is explored: the heroic and the Dionysiac, the rational and the irrational, sanity and madness.
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