Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Book review: Alexander's Lovers
"Just published, Alexander’s Lovers is the second book by Andrew Chugg, the author of The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great. It presents an exploration of Alexander’s character through the mirror of the lives of the people with whom he pursued romantic relationships, including his friend Hephaistion, his queen Roxane, his mistress Barsine and Bagoas the Eunuch. It incorporates much new research and tells a more complete version of their biographies than has previously been published. The German scholar, Ulrich Wilcken, wrote that the issue of Alexander’s personality is the hardest problem in history. Alexander’s Lovers takes a novel approach to this challenge by investigating the King’s character through the mirror of the lives of his lovers."
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