By Valerio Massimo Manfredi
'And you, Alexander, sleepless within the lifeless of night:
the place do your eyes roam?
the place does your center wander?
Yours is a quest for much off lands
the place the constellations set,
the place the final waves of an ocean die.'
an immense overseas bestseller, this can be the 1st in Valerio Massimo Manfredi's notable trilogy of brutal ardour and grand event in old Greece.
Who might have been born to overcome the realm except a god? A boy, born to an excellent king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias. formed by means of the disciplines and passions of his mom and dad' courtroom, Alexander turned a tender guy of great, unfathomable strength. less than the tutelage of the famed Aristotle, and with the friendship of Ptolemy and respected tactician Hephaiston, he grew to become the mightiest and such a lot charismatic warrior, able to subjugating the recognized global to his power.
Alexander: baby of a Dream is the tremendous tale of 1 of history's maximum characters and his quest to beat the civilized world.
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What colour do you think his eyes are'' she asked the midwife The woman brought a lamp nearer and the baby's eyes shone as they reflected the light 'I don't know, it's difficult to say They seem to be blue, then dark, almost black Perhaps it's because his parents are so different from each other Nicomachus was taking care of the Queen who, as often happens with first time mothers, was bleeding This eventuality having been a worry to him beforehand, he had had snow gathered from the slopes of Mount Bermion He made compresses of the snow and applied them to Olympias' belly The Queen shivered, tired and exhausted as she was, but the physician could not afford to let himself feel sorry for her and he continued to apply the ice cold compresses until the bleeding stopped completely Then, as he took off his apron and washed his hands, he left her to the care of the women He let them change her sheets, wash her with soft sponges steeped in rosewater, change her gown with a clean one taken from her clothes chest, and give her something to drink It was Nicomachus who presented the baby to Olympias 'Here is Philip's son, my Queen.
Before he had even finished the sentence Philip had put his cloak on his shoulders and whistled for his horse. ' exclaimed the King, leaping onto his horse and spurring it on. Antipater shook his head and was turning to go back into the royal tent when Philip called out, 'Here! Take this,' and he slipped the seal ring from his finger and threw it to his second in command. 'You'll need it. ' He caught the ring with the royal seal and stood for an instant watching his King gallop through the camp and exit by the northern gate.
She led him to the royal antechamber where Queen Olympias was waiting, already dressed and perfumed and with her hair arranged. She was stunning: her black eyes contrasted with her flame‐ coloured hair and the long blue stole embroidered with golden palmettes along the edges covered a chiton tunic in the Athenian style, slightly low‐cut and held up on her shoulders with a thin cord, the same colour as the stole. Her cleavage, which the chiton left partly visible, was beautifully embellished with a large drop of amber, as big as a pigeon's egg, set in a capsule of gold in the shape of an acorn a wedding present from Philip.