Maybe it’s because I am convinced I am Aeneas reincarnated. Or maybe it’s because I’m drawn to the romance and adventure (wait that doesn’t sound right) of the ancient worlds that I’ve recently been on a historical fiction reading spree.
As such, I recently finished reading Steven Pressfield’s “Virtues of War”. It’s a historical novel told from Alexander The Great’s point of view. We first meet Alexander as King of Macedon, but the story interweaves across various years as the king tells us about his childhood, ascension, reign and finally, demise.
Pressfield does wonderful work delving into Alexander’s mind, giving us an intimate look at how Alexander strategized for war, reign and life.
The book is filled with wonderful quotes, insights and passages. Here are three that resonated with me.