Discuss the world of the Greeks, Romans, Babylonians, and Egyptians.
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Leucius Charinus wrote: ↑Tue Nov 14, 2023 12:44 am
But also from that same link is physical primary evidence
Greek and Egyptian inscriptions ... Alexander the Great actually existed.
I was only referring to any written text as like the claims of books from Aristotle - there are few and inadequate contemporary written text about Alexander.
I agree that Alexander did live and he conquered Persia and etc.
The claim here is that the writing of Aristotle are not credible.
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One of the best books that I have read recently is
Plato of Athens : a life in philosophy
by Robin Waterfield.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2023.
Plato surely lived.
That Alexander was a student of Aristotle makes good sense, given what we (can) know about Plato's and Aristotle's schools and Alexander's origins.