Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Oliver Stone on Alexander the Great (Part One)

See Forbes "Booked" blog for Part 1 of Oliver Stone's dialogue with historians Paul Cartledge and James Romm on Alexander the Great. In the introduction there is a link to a collection of academians’ responses to Stone's film on Alexander.

I have compiled all of Forbes' posts on Alexander in this post.

From James Romm in Part 1: "His power-sharing with the Persians and Bactrians, though it was certainly not on equal terms, was a good deal more generous than it had to be. He may indeed have been “the most generous of rulers” for his time, even if, in the context of our times, he can sometimes seem like an autocrat."

Update: Parts Two and Three of the discussion can be found at the compliation link.

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