Alexander the Great: Risk and Genius

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Robin Lane-Fox, Fellow of New College, Oxford and Author of Alexander the Great (Penguin) and The Making of Alexander, (R & L).

Robin Lane-Fox has been Fellow and Tutor in Ancient History since 1977 and University Reader in Ancient History since 1990. His books and articles include major works on Alexander the Great and the relation between the pagan and early Christian religions of the Roman Empire. He has taught Greek and Latin literature, Greek and Roman history and early Islamic history in which he held an Oxford Research Fellowship. He is also College Tutor for Oriental Studies.

When Oliver Stone began preparing his new film 'Alexander' he turned to the Oxford don for historical advice. However, the horse-mad scholar only agreed on one condition - the director must let him join Colin Farrell and the charge of the Macedonian cavalry in his epic movie...



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