Alexander The Great by Philip Freeman

It’s been a few weeks since I finished listening to this book, so I may not record everything important about it, but one thing stands out particularly. Alexander commissioned an artist to paint him. He did not like it and made the artist paint him again. The artist showed the first painting to Alexander’s horse, the horse nayed, and he said your horse has better taste than you. But, he redid the painting and depicted the king as Zeus. Alexander was a great king and leader, but he was vain and that was his weakness.

Alexander was gifted and tutored by Aristotle, but above all, he was a warrior. He had an insatiable need to conquer. When he was about to die, they asked him who he would leave his kingdom to, he said, “The strongest.”

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