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So called “Alexander Rondanini”. Ancient copy,...

So called “Alexander Rondanini”. Ancient copy, the original belongs to a group created by Euphranor: King Philip of Macedon on his chariot lead by 4 horses; his son Alexander, taking on the chariot, holds the reins in both hands (armor and garb added the copist). Creation of the group after the Battle of Chaeronea, 338 BC. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many people know that Iron Maiden wrote a song about Alexander the Great, but some may wonder if this historical figure had a fondness for music. In this article, we will take a brief look at Alexander’s life An Artist Portrait (Part Two) - This is the Part Two (and final part) of the true life story as artist written by Frank V. Cahoj for our Weblog. (Part One) An Artist Portrait (Part Two) I give an unbelievable amount of credence to these two early periods in my life: one of everlasting creation, one of analysis and disillusionment. The… and uncover his musical preferences. The truth might astonish you, especially if you aren’t well-versed in history. If you’re intrigued by Alexander the Great’s musical tastes, continue reading to learn more about this legendary leader.

Ancient texts about Alexander the Great indicate that he indeed had a strong affinity for poetry and music, especially during his teenage years. It is essential to recognize that in the Classical Age, literacy skills were not widespread. However, Alexander the Great’s status enabled him to acquire and develop an appreciation for the finer aspects of life, such as music.

As the son of King Philip II of Macedon, Alexander was destined for a privileged existence. One such benefit was receiving education from the era’s renowned masters, including Lysimachus of Acarnania, who taught him to play the lyre. From then on, Alexander nurtured a lifelong passion for various music genres popular during his time, even the music of the enemy territories he conquered throughout his military campaigns.

Although he didn’t gain extensive musical knowledge from him, Aristotle was one of Alexander the Great’s tutors in his late teenage years. While pursuing his musical education, Alexander also studied war strategy and tactics—training that equipped him to conquer vast regions of the known world. One vital lesson Aristotle imparted to Alexander was the significance of not imposing Greek culture on vanquished lands.

This approach allowed Alexander to subjugate numerous territories. His love Artists Psychology - Here's an interesting exclusive article Roland d’Humières, 56 years old psycho-analyst from Aix en Provence (France) has written for our Weblog. I think it to be a very interesting writing about the artists psychology, or maybe "arts psychology", what's behind an artists mind. Artists Psychology Whatever is his/her Art, painting, music, dance, writing, or any… for music likely influenced his decision to allow conquered people to preserve their musical traditions. Furthermore, his capacity to see the bigger picture played a part. It is fascinating to imagine Alexander having an internal soundtrack Philosophy and Music: Twin Pillars of Well-being - The realms of philosophy and music may seem different at first glance, but both are vital to our well-being and can dramatically influence our quality of life. They serve as guiding principles and inspirations that offer us deeper insight into the human condition. The Philosophical Side of Well-being Philosophy, the study of fundamental questions about… as he subdued Persia and advanced into India.

If you have any thoughts on which modern songs Alexander the Great would enjoy, feel free to leave a comment with your ideas about what he might listen to if he were alive today. Although it’s impossible to know for certain, it’s delightful to envision the possibilities.

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