Quote: Alexander the (not-so) Great


Title: Carnage and Cultrue
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Page: 81f

No single man did more to spread the art, literature, philosophy, science, architecture, and military practice of Hellenic culture eastward beyond the borders of mainland Greece than Alexander the Great—and no foreigner did more to destroy three hundred years of liberty and freedom of the Greeks inside Greece than did Philip and his son (Alexander the Great).

It is amazing that as Philip’s & Alexander’s power grew, they sought to limit the very freedom that gave them such power.

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