Episode Thirty-Five: “I Have Come to Hate War”
The writer of historical fiction must sometimes bend true-life characters to fit his conception of a story’s theme. In The Virtues of War, I made the historical Hephaesteion, Alexander’s dearest friend and second-in-command, take a stand for compassion and empathy for others.
He becomes the character who feels the most deeply for the defeated and the subjected.
In today’s episode, we let him speak on the topic of the Warrior Archetype.