- Jul 2017
Ok. So i started this book by Richard Gabriel( i didnt finished it yet) about Alexander, and i want to know if someone else has read it. He say that his ranking as one of the greatest generals in history is quite undeserved and that Alexander we know is more like a literacy creation. He argues that most of his injuries, especially in his first part of campaigns, are exagerated for the sake of making him look like a great and fearless warrior. His first real injury was at a siege, when he was 27 years old, when he receive a stone at the back of his head, wich made him pass out and for some time he was very weak;he barely had the strenght to speak or to move. R. Gabriel suggested that his brain was affected, and this accelerated his really bad behaviour into having post traumatic stress disorder. Another argument from him was that Alexander went to the tracian campaign,because he was an inexperienced commander and that those tribes posed no treath. In this way, with the help of his veteran officers and lieutenants, he would gain some experience before going to invade the Persian Empire. I saw that some people from this forum quoted Richard Gabriel and said that he is a good historian. If someone read this work of his, please share you're views about it.