Envy Of The Gods: Alexander the Great's Ill-Fated Journey Across Asia

John Prevas talked about his book Envy Of The Gods: Alexander the Great’s Ill-Fated Journey Across Asia, published by Da Capo Press. The author… read more

Envy Of The Gods: Alexander the Great's Ill-Fated Journey Across Asia John Prevas talked about his book Envy Of The Gods: Alexander the Great’s Ill-Fated Journey Across Asia, published by Da Capo Press. The author argued that Alexander the Great was not as glamorous as he is often characterized in popular history and film, saying that Alexander was constantly expanding his empire as a result of his own megalomaniacal impulses. Mr. Prevas spent several months retracing Alexander’s march across what is now Iran on his way to expanding the Persian Empire. The author also talked about what he sees as the problem of Hollywood changing historical facts in order to market a movie. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

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Envy Of The Gods: Alexander the Great's Ill-Fated Journey Across Asia

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191141-1
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Speech
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Feb 11, 2006 | 9:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
May 15, 2006 | 5:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 11, 2006 | 9:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2006 | 4:58pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 02, 2006 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 15, 2006 | 5:14am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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