By Valerio Massimo Manfredi
'And you, Alexander, sleepless within the lifeless of night:
the place do your eyes roam?
the place does your middle wander?
Yours is a quest for much off lands
the place the constellations set,
the place the final waves of an ocean die.'
an enormous overseas bestseller, this is often the 1st in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's impressive trilogy of brutal ardour and grand experience in old Greece.
Who might have been born to overcome the area except a god? A boy, born to an excellent king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias. formed by way of the disciplines and passions of his mom and dad' court docket, Alexander grew to become a tender guy of monstrous, unfathomable strength. lower than the tutelage of the famed Aristotle, and with the friendship of Ptolemy and respected tactician Hephaiston, he turned the mightiest and such a lot charismatic warrior, in a position to subjugating the identified global to his power.
Alexander: baby of a Dream is the great tale of 1 of history's maximum characters and his quest to beat the civilized world.
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The noise of the trumpets resounded throughout the camp and the men, many of them already drunk or half naked in the tents with prostitutes, scrambled to their feet, put on their armour, took up their spears and hurried to fall in because the noise of the trumpets was as urgent as the voice of the King himself shouting into the night. Philip was already standing on a podium, surrounded by his officers, and when the ranks were formed the eldest soldier, as custom dictated, shouted, 'Why have you summoned us, Sire?
Lysimachus and Leonnatus were the most undisciplined because they came from the interior and had grown up free out in the woods and the prairies, taking the horses out to graze and spending much of their time outdoors. Living cooped up within four walls was like life in prison for them. Lysimachus, who was a little older, was quicker in adapting to this new life while Leonnatus, who was only seven, looked like a little wolf because of his rough appearance, his red hair and the freckles over his nose and around his eyes.
He well knew that no Macedonian king had ever died of natural causes. It was Antipater who broke the silence that had become as heavy as lead. ' 'There is only one force in Greece stronger than all others, only one voice that can impose silence 'The sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi,' said the King. ' 'I know,' said Philip in agreement. 'Whoever controls the sanctuary controls much of Greek politics. These are difficult times, however, for the council: they have declared a sacred war against the Phocaeans, accusing them of having farmed lands that belong to Apollo, but the Phocaeans have taken them by surprise and appropriated the temple treasure, using the money to pay for thousands and thousands of mercenaries.