Asander wrote:Yes, originally I asked about the equality, but the disscusion advanced.
Except that you stayed exactly where you started come what may.
Asander wrote:Regarding E. Badian, he is simply destroying both reputations of Alexander and Tarn.
Nothing of the sort.
Asander wrote: Still do you not understand?
I've understood from the start. Your question:
Asander wrote:I am doing a small essay about him and I will like to know if his vision includes equality among all people. I do think so, but I'm not really sure....
Framed around whether Alexander was a king "equal with his subjects and peoples that he conquered"
and asked because you were "not sure" and didn't "want to write nonsenses"
. You then provided a litany of your own answers, disregarding anyhting contibuted by those you'd asked, amongst which were...
I think he wanted to conquer the world because he truly believe in the unity of all mankind. Equal rights, equal judgement, equal treatment for all [...] I think that Alexander was more intelligent and comprehensive and I truly believe in his vision of equality [...] Alexander believed in equal judgement and law for all, greeks and barbarians. For me, that it's enough [...] I will say that two of the principles that Alexander adopted, the one of universality and equality among nations (Greeks and barbarians, that is), where set in motion along with his marches through Asia, the macedonian king putting at the same level of parity the Greeks together with barbarians who inhabited Asia...
There was no point in the question to begin with.
Asander wrote: Regarding the unity of mankind, no one has yet convinced me that is just a nonsense and nothing more.
And that is absolutely unsurprising. It was not ever going to be any other way. Nothing quite as "educational" as asking questions with an utterly closed mind.
Ἐπὶ τοὺς πατέρας, ὦ κακαὶ κεφαλαί, τοὺς μετὰ Φιλίππου καὶ Ἀλεξάνδρου τὰ ὅλα κατειργασμένους;
Wicked men, you sin against your fathers, who conquered the whole world under Philip and Alexander.