The romantic liaison between the great Amazon warrior queen and the conqueror of the known world has been much mythologised. But did such a pairing really happen?
Alexander the Great
When Alexander assumed the despotic state of the Eastern monarchs he had overthrown, he aroused growing resentment among his loyal Macedonian followers. E. Badian carries the story on, to his early death in the year 323 B.C
E. Badian studies the political background of Alexander’s plans for world conquest.
Oliver Stone’s 2004 film Alexander portrayed the great Macedonian king as bisexual. Was he also a transvestite? Tony Spawforth looks to uncover the truth.
James Romm examines some intriguing new theories about a long-standing historical mystery.
Andrew Chugg pinpoints the Emperor’s long-lost tomb.
Paul Cartledge goes in search of the elusive personality of the world’s greatest hero.
Frank L. Holt looks at the legends and realities of Alexander's bride from Central Asia, the world she lived in and the power struggles that ensnared her.