R | | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
When Cleitus and Alexander drunkenly quarrel in India, Cleitus remarks "Let me rot in Macedonian rags, rather than shine in Eastern pomp!" This line paraphrases a similar line which Cleitus speaks in the sixteenth century British play "The Tragedy ... ...
Our world is gone now. Smashed by the wars. Now I am the keeper of his body, embalmed here in the Egyptian ways. I followed him as Pharaoh, and have now ruled 40 years. I am the victor. But what does it all mean when there is not one left to ...
Horses are shod with modern nailed horseshoes. The most probable horseshoes at the time of Alexander should have been leather and plants "booties" of Asian origin. In the 1st century, Romans used leather and iron "hipposandals". Nailed iron horseshoes seem to have become adopted much later.
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