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Alexander the Great swept across the near east bringing a new empire and a cultural revolution. Simon Sebag Montefiore, Jerusalem 1/3: The Making of a Holy City: Wellspring of Holiness, BBC 2011
In 329 B.C. the Greek ruler Alexander the Great planned the invasion of India. But according to ancient texts his army was thwarted by a strange attack from the skies. Ancient Aliens s2e6: Alien Tech, History 2010
The world famous military genius created one of the largest empires in history. After death his body becomes one of the most venerated objects in the classical world ... Destroyed? Hijacked? Or something more sinister? We open the mystery files on the quest for the tomb of Alexander the Great. Mystery Files s2e3: Alexander the Great, National Geographic 2011
The great king, even though he has been dead for six hundred years, is a perceived threat to the province of Christ. Alexander is worshipped as a pagan god. ibid.
There are plenty of texts that identify the body of Alexander and his tomb as having been located in the city of Alexandra. Andrew Chugg, author The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great
One of the reasons why the textual evidence, the written evidence, stops around 390/391 A.D. is because there was revolution of spirituality. Dr Nick Saunders, author Alexander’s Tomb
He was a god, Cadmos. Or as close to anything I’ve ever seen. Alexander 2004 starring Colin Farrell & Angelina Jolie & Val Kilmer & Anthony Hopkins & Jessie Kamm & Connor Paolo & Elliot Cowan & Robert Earley & Jared Leto & Patrick Carroll & Christopher Plummer & Rosario Dawson & Brian Blessed & Gary Stretch et al, director Oliver Stone, Hopkins
The East has a way of swallowing men and their dreams. ibid. Plummer
Alexander, son of God. It was a myth of course. ibid. Hopkins
Alexander at twenty-five was now king of all. ibid.
We are of Achilles’ royal blood. ibid. Jolie
Zeus is your father. ibid. Jolie to Alexander
The world is yours. Take it. ibid.
But in his short life he achieved without doubt the mythic glory of his ancestor Achilles, and more. ibid. commentary
We divided his empire in four parts. ibid.
I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion. Alexander the Great
Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Greek Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians and of the Corinthians ... and of all the Greek peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians. Alexander the Great, Pseudo-Kallisthenes, Historia Alexandri Magni
The outward appearance of Alexander is best represented by the statues of him which Lysippus made, and it was by this artist alone that Alexander himself thought it fit that he should be modelled. For those peculiarities which many of his successors and friends afterwards tried to imitate, namely, the poise of the neck, which was bent slightly to the left, and the melting glance of his eyes, this artist has accurately observed. Apelles, however, in painting him as wielder of the thunder-bolt, did not reproduce his complexion, but made it too dark and swarthy. Whereas he was of a fair colour, as they say, and his fairness passed into ruddiness on his breast particularly, and in his face. Moreover, that a very pleasant odour exhaled from his skin and that there was a fragrance about his mouth and all his flesh, so that his garments were filled with it, this we have read in the Memoirs of Aristoxenus. Plutarch
None of them came close to the horsemanship of this man: Alexander of Macedon. Known simply as The Great. In the 4th century BC in the small kingdom of Macedon on the fringes of the civilised world, this charismatic warrior king forged an empire that stretched all the way to India in just a dozen years. But in the civilisation stakes what did it all amount to? Richard Miles, The Ancient World VI: Return of the King, BBC 2011
The League of Corinth as it was called was a coalition of the unwilling. ibid.
This was conquest by blitzkrieg. ibid.
Alexander was soon revealed as a charismatic volatile romantic adventurer. ibid.
The Hellenistic kings were heirs to an incredibly rich and cultural tradition. ibid.