one of these days Anders is going to be looking for places to put his manifestos and he’s going to end up finding Hawke’s folder of shitty doodles and be like what the fuck.
Today marks the 100th year anniversary of the start of WWI. Thought to be a war that would be over by Christmas, WWI dragged on until 1918, claiming the lives of close to 37 million people, including civilians. The ‘Great War’ changed the face of conflict forever. No longer was war a glorious, glamorous means in which a boy could become a man, and a country could become an empire. War turned into what it was— a horrific end to life and peace.
I wrote a paper on a similar topic a few years ago, all about propaganda and its effects on Alexander’s campaign through Greece and Persia. I definitely have to recommend the author Waldemar Heckel. Not only was he one of my professors throughout university who taught me everything I know about Persian and Macedonian history, but he’s also regarded as one of the leading historians on Alexander. He’s done a lot of work on Alexander and it shows. Here is a list of his publications.
As for other works, I would go straight to the sources— the ancient historians on Alexander. Arrian, Diodorus, and Plutarch are invaluable— especially Arrian. Keep in mind their biases and when they were writing, as it is critical to understanding Alexander’s campaign and how we perceive it (as well as how we see Alexander).
Don’t limit yourself to Greek sources, either. Alexander went everywhere. Books on Persian history and books on Egyptian history are also critical to understanding Alexander, especially their mythology and how Alexander used their mythological heroes and gods to bolster his support.
Hope this helped :)
# still the best moment in a tv show ever
No matter what forum you go to post your ASOIAF thoughts, it is heartwarming to see that Tumblr, Reddit, and Westeros.org all rally together to hate on D&D for their portrayal of Loras in the show.
We are united in our disappointment
If Stannis dies in the series, I really, really hope it is a good death; one that has meaning and a purpose. All the other Baratheon’s have had such meaningless deaths, and I just really want one of them to go out with a bang.