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So here I am writing. In my opinion, almost everyone misunderstood the relationship between Hephaistion and Alexander. In this film, we see a relationship that is hard for most people today to understand, namely a passionate love relationship between two men in which sex is not very important and possibly even absent.
Aristotle essentially explained the whole film near the beginning when he told the young couple something like the following, as best I can remember it, "When two men lie together in lust, it is over indulgence.
But when two men lie together in purity, they can perform wonders. Given what I know of that culture, I am sure that "in purity" means no sex, or at least very little. In the film, as in many older films, kissing is a metaphor for sex.
Even when Alexander kisses his mother, it refers to the idea of sex. But the remark is plausible enough since Alexander could easily have heard such an idea during his youth. Plato before Aristotle expressed that idea, and Zeno of Citium after Aristotle did too. So even if Aristotle never said this to Alexander, it is plausible enough that the idea was in the air and that Alexander heard it from someone or other.
Stone is hypothesizing that Hephaistion was essential for what Alexander did. There are tons of examples. Titanic, Enemy at the Gates, Gone with the Wind, It really is homophobic to complain about Stone continually going back to this theme, because he has a perfectly good artistic reason to do it.
A few more details: Another nod to a great director passed on, this time Stanley Kubrick. In a lot of scenes it made sense. He was gentle enough to know how to approach Bucephalus and tame him without scaring him. He was open minded enough to adopt a lot of Persian culture and encourage intermarriage, while the other more "he-man" folks around him were less comfortable with the idea.
Was this review helpful to you?Alexander of Macedon, more widely known as Alexander the Great, is one of history’s most famous conquerors. Many historians, poets, and writers have been mesmerized by his conquests.
The enthralling images of Alexander’s actions have built an everlasting romantic impression of the man. Detail of the ‘Alexander Mosaic,’ circa BC, recovered from the floor of the ‘House of the Faun’ in Pompeii, showing Alexander the Great (with a Gorgon’s head on his breastplate) charging toward King Darius of Persia in what is thought to be the Battle of Issus, BC In 51 BC, Marcus.
Was Alexander the Great really great? A great conqueror, in 13 short years he amassed the largest empire in the entire ancient world — . Alexander the Great Alexander of Macedon Biography. King of Macedonia and Conqueror of the Persian Empire.
Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. Alexander the Great Alexander of Macedon Biography.
King of Macedonia and Conqueror of the Persian Empire. Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of .
Alexander was born on the sixth day of the ancient Greek month of Hekatombaion, which probably corresponds to 20 July BC, although the exact date is disputed, in Pella, the capital of the Kingdom of Macedon.
He was the son of the king of Macedon, Philip II, and his fourth wife, Olympias, the daughter of Neoptolemus I, king of Epirus. Although .