Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy: A Biography [Reprinted.]0415106176, 9780415106177

Author : J M O'Brien
Description:Despite 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.
Categories: Biology Biophysics
Year :1994
Publisher : Routledge
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 360
File Info : pdf 5 Mb