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How Historically Accurate is Alexander?

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Key Characters
==Key Characters==
<u>Alexander</u>: Alexander (Figure 1) is shown as a complex character who was driven by vision of a different future than what his followers saw. While the Greeks and Macedonians focused on revenge and plunder, he wanted a world under one great king. His relationship with his father and mother shaped him but also distanced him from them, where he took solace in wrestling and later his war campaigns.
<u>Hephaistion</u>: Was one of Alexander's generals who grew up with him and became his closest companion and lover. Historically, he was known as a distinct general with great skills.
<u>Ptolemy I Soter</u>: Ptolemy was a noted general in Alexander's army and played important roles in the campaigns in Central Asia and India. He later founded the Ptolemaic dynasty and was one of the generals that divided Alexander's empire after his death. The film displays Ptolemy recounting the life of Alexander, where this account was ultimately lost in the fire that destroyed Alexandria's library centuries later.
 
[[File:AlexanderTheGreat Bust.jpeg|thumbnail|Figure 1. Portraite of Alexander likely from Alexandria, where the bust was depicted in the film as Ptolemy gazed at it while recounting the story of Alexander.]]
==Historical Accuracy==

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