Chapter Seven 179-180
Posted August 2, 2022 at 10:37 pm

Woah Alex is scruffy


There are 3 possible settings for this 'Alexander and the water in the helmet' story with slight variations in the details.

330, Plutarch's version

329, Curtius' version

326, Arrian's version

In the biographies I have read, the most commonly accepted version is Arrian's - he's the most reliable of the sources. However, I wanted to acknowledge the ambiguity of the time and place of this story, so I had them all included and kept the desert vaguely Central Asian.

Alexander's veil is a nod to American illustrator Tom Lovell's painting of this story in a series for the National Geographic.



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