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POLL: Alexander, Son of Zeus


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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Not to mention how long he lived

When we look at his career the most common reaction is that he died young – however, this is a guy who campaigned from Greece to India in all season with an army whose logistical train was often more imaginary than real, without effective medication, and fighting a bunch of battles while leading from the front

He was struck in the head by a sword at the Granicus, cut in the thigh at the Issus, hit by a catapult at Gaza, shot through the leg at the Tannis, hit in the head by a slinger at Cyropolis, got a dart in the shoulder at the Choes, an arrow in the ankle at Massaga, took an arrow to the chest fighting the Mallians

Boy got some wounds

You know, maybe he was the son of Zeus!


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
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it was a political ploy
79
53%
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Alexander believed it
50
34%
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no opinion
19
13%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Do you think Alexander the Great really believed he was a son of Zeus? Or was it a cynical political plot to assume that title?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.