By A. B. Bosworth, E. J. Baynham

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ISBN-13: 9780198152873

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Вокруг имени Александра Македонского сложилось множество легенд. Эта работа представляет собой подборку исследований крупных западных историков, в которых производится попытка отделить правду от вымысла.

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4. 1; cf. Badian 1961: 17, 21, and, more recently, Lane Fox 1996: 105–8. 49 Arr. 6. 24. 1; Ind. 26. 1; all sources to some extent stress the hardships; for Strabo (15. 2. 5 (721–2) ) ‘Alexander was in great distress throughout the whole journey’. 36 Brian Bosworth aspect of the affair was its demonstration of the lengths to which he would go to rival the great exploits of history and mythology. If he had traversed Gedrosia in order to outdo Semiramis and Cyrus, would he not follow Heracles to the Straits of Gibraltar?

For Alexander’s guest friend, Demaratus of Corinth, the greatest punish81 Plut. Alex. 43. 7; Curt. 6. 2. 11; cf. Bosworth 1980b: 6, 12–13. Arr. 7. 6. 4–5. If 7. 29. 4 is taken literally, there were also admissions of Persian nobles into the infantry guard (agema). 83 Arr. 6. 30. 2–3; 7. 6. 3; Diod. 19. 14. 5. Cf. Bosworth 1980b: 12; Hamilton 1988: 475–6. 84 See the discussion of Michael Flower, below, pp. 107–15, 123–5. 85 These claims to empire originated early. Our sources depict him representing himself as the proper king of Asia immediately after the battle of Issus in late 333,86 and he had the mythological justification in that Perses, the supposed eponymous hero of the Persians, was the son of Perseus, Alexander’s own remote ancestor.

It is not surprising that Cortés reacted with fury, and imprudently threatened to cross to Cuba and arrest Velázquez,39 and it is only natural that he sent a punitive force, a flotilla of five ships with a complement of conquistadors under his relative, Francisco de Las Casas. 40 What is not explained is why he went overland and took the route he did. Díaz maintains that he might have gone far more easily by way of the uplands, from Coatzacoalcos to Chiapa, from Chiapa to Guatemala, and from Guatemala to Olid’s base at Naco.

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