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Alexander the Great's existence and occupation are right here tested throughout the significant concerns surrounding his reign. What have been Alexander's final goals? Why did he pursue his personal deification whereas alive? Did he really set the area in 'a new groove' as has been claimed by means of a few students? And used to be his dying normal or the results of a murderous conspiracy? all the key topics, prepared as chapters, should be provided in Read more...

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7). Later in the winter of 325/4, Cleander, Heracon, and Agathon, all Macedonian commanders, in addition to 600 regular soldiers, were condemned on Alexander’s authority alone (Curt. 10. 1. 1–9; Arr. Anab. 6. 27. 4), as was one of his hetairoi Menander (Plut. Alex. 57. 3). The king acquitted Heracon of the first set of charges against him, but with the appearance of subsequent claims of misconduct, he was executed (Arr. Anab. 6. 27. 5). On Alexander’s arrival at Opis in 324, he called together his Macedonians and announced that he was now discharging and returning to Macedonia all those unfit for service because of age or wounds.

2. 1–2; Curt. 7. 1. 6). All of these were accused by Alexander of plotting his death (Curt. 6. 9. 17; 8. 8. 7). Later in the winter of 325/4, Cleander, Heracon, and Agathon, all Macedonian commanders, in addition to 600 regular soldiers, were condemned on Alexander’s authority alone (Curt. 10. 1. 1–9; Arr. Anab. 6. 27. 4), as was one of his hetairoi Menander (Plut. Alex. 57. 3). The king acquitted Heracon of the first set of charges against him, but with the appearance of subsequent claims of misconduct, he was executed (Arr.

8. 2. 12). R. Bauman (1990: 139) calls this trial “a landmark in the evolution of the new kind of impiety,” namely, insulting the king. Our source does not make such a claim, stating only that the Macedonians wished to lessen the king’s shame. The punishment for the dead man’s crime was to be the denial of a proper burial, but Alexander having recovered from his grief ordered the ceremony to go forward (Curt. 8. 2. 12). No other source mentions this action by the Macedonians. That such a meeting took place spontaneously has been doubted (Badian 2000: 69).

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