Alexander's divinity

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Philosophy

 

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Lydia M

 

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February 6, 2013

 

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This can be done through the use of sources that exist from the time of and around his death. Most of these sources have been lost or are incomplete however, so I feel that it would be best to mainly consult the sources of Arrian and Plutarch Although both of these were written a couple of hundred years after Alexander's death they are still the most complete...
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Plus Arrian would seem to have many sources to consult in his writing, all from Alexander's time. His main two sources were Ptolemy and Aristobulus, both of whom were on Alexander's campaigns. Plutarch's account is more a biography than a history since it is full of stories and anecdotes, however it contains some information that Arrian doesn't so it is still a worthy source to consult...
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