As I continue to clean my mailbox of assorted items I’d flagged with assorted gmail labels that my iPad does seem to have interpreted correctly, I note a couple of items seeking to tarnish, somewhat, Alexander’s greatness. The first is written by a professor of modern history at St Andrews and was a feature in BBC Magazine a few weeks ago:
- Alexander the not so Great: History through Persian eyes (BBC Magazine)
The second comes from one of those blogs wherein modern management types seek inspiration in dead guys:
- Alexander the Great was just pretty good (Management Issues)
Not sure either one of them is really on point … there are quite a few ‘doth protest too much’ moments and straw men in the BBC piece; the other one is just kind of meh in general. YMMV, FWIW, etc.