How far did Alexander live up to the image of himself that he and those around him projected?

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  • How far did Alexander live up to the image of himself that he and those around him projected?
    • Divinity
      • PL - 'delighted' at  pronunciation slip could say he's Zeus son
      • PL - prophecies at Alex's birth
      • PL - Related to Heracles Neoptlemeus
      • AR - Cleitus  says Alex compared to Gods = wrong
      • Coin face Ammon horns
    • Military tactician
      • AR - made use of gap at Guagamela
      • AR - inventive Danube/Tyre/Hindu Kush
      • AR - Issus sent extra troops at hills /Parmenion
      • PL - desire to compete with worthy opponents at Olympia
      • AR - Persian Gates split into 2 (Alex & Craterus), behind Persians
      • PL wounded by Malli
      • AR - army at curve Gauga - fan out at Issus
      • PL - Madman at Granicus
      • AR - up/down at Hydaspes, Porus couldn't put defense in any 1 area
    • Relations with his men
      • PL - Callisthenes refused obeisance
      • AR - Opis Mutiny, ballet soldiers - did cry in PL
      • AR - Games with athletic & literary contests at Memphis/Tyre
      • PL - ran naked as custom is in Troy
      • PL + AR - sent 300 suits of armour after Granicus
      • AR - Cleander accused of putting soldiers to death illegally, reign of terror. Lets off Cleomenes
      • AR Inspected wounds after Granicus
      • AR - wept after Cleitus & Hyphasis
      • AR - debts  for Susa marriages
    • Pothos
      • PL - Philip's achievements nothing left for him to conquer
      • AR - India as not even Dionysius went further
      • PL - Bucephalus

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