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Today, we’ll examine two more stories of Alexander … and see if we can learn how we was able, over ten years of war (during which the majority of his soldiers never saw their homes even for a brief leave or furlough) to maintain the passionate devotion of his officers and men.
Alexander was twelve years old when horse dealers brought the great stallion Bucephalus, for sale, to his father Philips’s court in Macedonia.
I’m going to recommend another book today. You may think, eyeballing the title, that it could have no place within our “writer’s bookshelf.” But it should sit, believe me, front and center.
With today’s episode we’ll move on from the Spartans, the consummate Warrior Collective, to the paramount individual warrior in history—Alexander the Great.
We will talk about the King archetype a lot as this series goes along.
My girlfriend Diana and I were shooting a video for the “Warrior Archetype” series when we came upon this charming country cottage.
Certain warrior virtues are obvious. Courage.Fidelity.Mental and emotional toughness.
Why have we concentrated so intensely in this series on the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae?
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