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Soldier, Priest, and God: A Life of Alexander the Great

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Whatever we may think of Alexander-whether Great or only lucky, a civilizer or a sociopath-most people do not regard him as a religious leader. And yet religion permeated all aspects of his career. When he used religion astutely, he and his army prospered. In Egypt, he performed the ceremonies needed to be pharaoh, and thus became a god as well as a priest. Babylon surrendered to him partly because he agreed to become a sacred king. When Alexander disregarded religion, he and his army suffered. In Iran, for instance, where ...

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Soldier, Priest, and God: A Life of Alexander the Great
2020, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780197523339

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Soldier, Priest, and God: A Life of Alexander the Great
2018, Oxford University Press Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780190875343

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Soldier, Priest, and God: A Life of Alexander the Great
2018, HighBridge Audio, Old Saybrook

ISBN-13: 9781684417100

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