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Korvessa22 Jan 2019 12:59 p.m. PST

Saw this in an on line humor site today describing good ol' Alex:

It started with Alexander building cities as he moved around the world like someone playing Civilization with cheat codes.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 1:27 p.m. PST

Alexander the Cheaterhead?

bilsonius24 Jan 2019 7:54 a.m. PST

"He is known as Alexander the Great because he killed more people of more different kinds than any other man of his time.

(Footnote) He did this in order to impress Greek culture upon them. Alexander was not strictly a Greek and he was not cultured, but that was his story, and who am I to deny it?"

Will Cuppy; The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP25 Jan 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

Many years ago, I was talking to a coworker from Iran, and I said something about Alexander the Great. She frowned and interjected, "We don't think he's so great."

- Ix

Fred Mills26 Jan 2019 5:56 a.m. PST

"Drunken juvenile thug", which I think was from British classicist Mary Beard.

CFeicht Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

@Yellow Admiral

Your coworker is sour grapes.

wmyers26 Jan 2019 3:32 p.m. PST

I don't think Will Cuppy has any real idea (virtue signaling and being politically correct is really the opposite of true knowledge).

If I had Plato as my personal tutor and was the son of a king of a city state I would hope I was somewhat cultured, even if I did have accent …

Slick Willy should really examine what the Persian kings were doing and how many they were killing and enslaving them, let alone impressing Persian culture on them.

But that might not be politically correct, now, would it?

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Jan 2019 12:30 p.m. PST

Your coworker is sour grapes.
Not sour grapes. Persian. grin

Lewisgunner27 Jan 2019 2:07 p.m. PST

Alexander ruled lije a Persian. He recruited Iranians into the army and jeot some of them as satraps, he married an Iranian woman and wore Oersian clothes. Whilst he brought more Greek culture with him ( it had already been imported by the Achaemenids ) he was looking for a synthesis with Iranian culture which is all rather more sophisticated and far seeing than picturing him as merely a fighter.

Theoden128 Jan 2019 1:56 p.m. PST

@Fred Mills

One more reason to loathe and avoid Mary Beard.

John Edmundson31 Jan 2019 10:23 p.m. PST

I'm sure Mary Beard had more to say than just that but let's face it, "Drunken juvenile thug" a valid comment on AtG. It's not the whole picture but it's certainly a part of it.


SeanWalker2REP01 Feb 2019 9:13 a.m. PST

I always like it when he was called 'Alexander the sweet' as he spent a good part of his life embalmed in honey

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