Many historians have fallen in love with Alexander, but Lewis Cummings remains cold-eyed and immune to his charm. Cummings sees him as a bloodthirsty tyrant, possessed of an impetuous and almost childish nature, whose military genius served only the evil purpose of conquest and imperialism. Yet not even the most hostile biographer can deny what an extraordinary individual Alexander was and the breadth of his grand if rather inhuman achievements. Not even Caesar or Napoleon were his equals, in my judgment. Yet I say this breathing thanks that there are no Alexanders on the scene today.
Feb 12 2008
Alexander the Great by Lewis Cummings
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