Alexander the Great

Essay by bdmitchellCollege, UndergraduateB-, October 2014

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Cartledge, Paul. "Alexander The Great." History Today 54.7 (2004): 10-16. AcademicSearch Complete. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.

As portrayed in the movie and what seems to be consistent in textual facts, Alexander murdered his life-long childhood friend Cleitus in a drunk quarrel. The movie gave dialogue to a fact in history in which I believe to be true and pure in translation. It became increasingly apparent the Alexander's drinking habits increased with his growing empire. Text support that Cleitus was not only a cavalry commander in Alexander's army; he was also a very close friend and Paul Cartledge, author of "Alexander The Great," has become a respected historian on the subject provides, "…Alexander acted unfortunately when under the influence of alcohol… when in a drunken fit he killed 'Black' Cleitus, a senior cavalry commander who had been a personal companion since boyhood" (Cartledge).

Cartledge, Paul. "Alexandria The Great."

History Today 59.10 (2009): 20-26. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.

In this movie I feel that the director accurately displayed Phillip II death. As noted in textual evidence that states Phillip II was assassinated during his wedding to Eurydice by a previously exiled soldier of Alexander, who is later killed by Alexander for the act of murder. Also in line with past text; Olympias played a role in the murder of Phillip II by spreading rumors and lies and as shown in the movie, coerced a member and companion of Alexander into performing the deed (Cartledge).

KHOLOD, Maxim M. "Persian Political Propaganda In The War Against Alexander The Great." Iranica Antiqua 46.(2011): 149-160. Academic Search Complete. Web. 9 Mar. 2012.

In the movie the political art of war is clearly shown in many ways from the Macedonian point of view as well as the...