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Alexander

Posted by marshal on January 10, 2010 in Thoughts |

I was thinking about Alexander the Great this evening. He waged war that overthrew the Persian Empire and took him as far as India before turning around and eventually dying in Babylon. Now as remarkable as he was, isn’t it something that his army lasted as long as it did? I doubt he had a lot of troop replacements from Greece, so that meant the soldiers he ended with were the same ones he started out with. These guys must have been something, but it’s the general we praise and not the grunts that made him what he was. That’s the way it is with armies: too many names to remember, so you remember the head guy. I wonder what the Greek term for grunt was.

(Just a brain cell firing, something I thought I would share.)

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