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Alexander at the Temple of Apis in Memphis

By Andre Castaigne( 1898-1899)

It’s my birthday today – I’m 31. Alexander the Great died at the age of 32. Educated by Aristotle, his empire was one of the largest in the ancient world. It reached from Greece to India. His deeds were a profound influence on cultures for hundreds of years to come – especially the Romans.

I’ve got a year left to achieve this much. Who’s good with a spear?

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.

7 replies on “Alexander at the Temple of Apis in Memphis”

We have the same birthday–March 28?  I think there’s a better model than Alexander the Great for those in their early 30’s.  Frodo Baggins.  A Hobbit doesn’t come of age until he’s 33.  So you still have plenty of time!

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